On both my visit to Bannerghatta, and to Turahalli, Galibore, and Ramnagara, I noticed a wide variety of butterflies flitting along in their various colours. Of course, the time of day (mid-morning) was not ideal to photograph them, as that is their nectar-gathering time and so they were most restless, and would hardly settle for more than a second or two anywhere.
So of course it was the butterflies’ fault that I got mediocre pictures….having allocated the blame correctly, here they are:
wet-season form of the COMMON CERULEAN
the PEACOCK PANSY
NIGGER or SMOOTH-EYED BUSH BROWN
COMMON GRASS YELLOW
actually, this could also be a COMMON MORMON, see below:
(see the people who helped me out with the id's, right at the end)
I enjoyed seeing the way this
in Shreeram's words, "looks like old-age has taken off the sheen"...alas, alas, those words could apply very well to ME!! :)
Let me end with this beautiful
This post is dedicated to
who is an authority on butterflies!
My NTP friends, Vikram Hiresavi, M V Shreeram, ,Vineet, and Uma
have all, as usual, taken the trouble to help me out with the ids. :) Thank you!