Butterflies Part III
Blog :Huchchara santhE
Date: 6/3/2012 3:12:00 PM
Part I and II respectively here and here...
The Danaid Eggfly,
Mimic, or Diadem (Hypolimnas misippus) is a widespread species of nymphalid
butterfly. It is well known for polymorphism and mimicry. Males are blackish
with distinctive white spots that are fringed in blue. They are found across
Africa, Asia, and Australia.
The Common Leopard
Phalanta phalantha is a sun-loving butterfly of the Nymphalid or Brush-footed
Butterfly family. It is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of 50–55 mm
with a tawny color and marked with black spots. The underside of the butterfly
is more glossy than the upper and both the male and female are similar looking.
Sun loving and avoids shade (Sorry for the lousy shot with the wings closed, it looks dramatically beautiful with intricate spots all over the body when the wingspan is open).
The Peablue, Pea
Blue, or Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) is a small butterfly found in
Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia that belongs to the
Lycaenids or gossamer-winged family. The wingspan is 24-32 mm for males and 24-34
mm for females.
The Gray Pansy (Junonia
atlites) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South
Asia. The least common pansy in India, found at low elevations in
regions of heavy rainfall. It’s frequently seen in paddy fields, seldom in
jungles and never in dry areas. Visits flowers of various plants.
(another shot of this beautiful butterfly with a better view)