I need Madhusmita …or someone…to id all these butterflies, as I lost the piece of paper on which I had written some of them down…
First, let me start with this wonderful incident. Little Tammy came into the Insectarium, and promptly, this butterfly landed on her finger, sending her into squeals of delight:
Here she is, with the St Louis Zoo volunteer behind her:
There is a big difference between these pics and the last lot of pics that I had posted...those were with KM's Canon 20D; these are with my Canon S3. Comments welcome, please!
Another view of the Paper Kite on Ixora flowers
A lovely butterfly with "scalloped" edges for wings, sitting on the lantana flowers which are such a weed in Bangalore: (I think it's the Indian Fritillary)
Here's what I think is the Great Eggfly:
This one I included as it looks so "butterfly-ey" but it's the dried seeds on a bush:
A bronze-black b'fly that I can't remember the id of:
And one of this butterfly near the Hibiscus flowers:
I would call this one the tiger, with the colour and the stripes, so of course, that is NOT what it would be called:
I think this is the Common Monarch:
This one I remember, it's the Zebra Longwing:
This one is also orange and has four rings, wonder what it's called...Peacock Pansy?
Here's an old butterfly (has been in many battles and has half his wings torn off...it's a miracle that he is still able to fly around!....it's sitting on the Plumbago flower.
And here's an Atlas Moth, one of the largest I have seen...
Another bright copper-sulphate fronted b'fly, would like an id:
I would call this a six-ring, of course, I would be wrong....
And now for some flowers:
Those were yellow; here's a regular red one,with the plumbago flowers in the background:
Here's the sun shining through a lovely pinkish one:
Some un id wildflower with a lovely pink complex inflorescence:
You can see the Ixora flowers that the Paper Kite above is sitting on..
And here's an un id purple lily-like flower:
And some wildflower outside, flowering on the sere winter branches:
Here's another flower that I call the Mango-and-Vanilla flower:
I am closing with this ornamental plant that looks like a flower itself:
More pics later…! But meanwhile, here’s a lovely tale about butterflies, from <LJ user=”madrasi_in_mo”…