Saturday, December 01, 2012

Tricoloured Pied Flat

Tricoloured Pied Flat - Coladenia indrani

Tricoloured Pied Flat - Coladenia indrani
Tricoloured Pied Flat - Coladenia indrani

Tricoloured Pied Flat - Coladenia indrani
Tricoloured Pied Flat - Coladenia indrani


Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle

Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle


Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle



Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle

Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle



Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle

Tricoloured pied flat butterfly life cycle



Monday, July 30, 2012

Dark Grass Blue

Dark Grass Blue - Zizeeria karsandra Moore

Wingspan: 18 - 24mm.

Dark Grass Blue Butterfly
Dark Grass Blue Butterfly

Larva Host Plants

Acanthaceae, Fabaceae, Verbenaceae

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Common Hedge Blue

Common Hedge Blue Acytolepis puspa

Wingspan: 28 - 35mm.

Common Hedge Blue Butterfly
Common Hedge Blue Butterfly

Larva Host Plants

Paracalyx scariosa, Schliechera oleosa and Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae, Mimosaceae, Sapindaceae).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Common Pierrot

Common Pierrot - Castalius rosimon Fabricius

Wingspan: 24-34mm



Common Pierrot Butterfly
Common Pierrot Butterfly
Larva Host Plants

Ziziphus rugosa and Ziziphus mauritiana (Rhamnaceae).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gram Blue

Gram Blue - Euchrysops cnejus Fabricius

Wingspan: 25 -33mm

Gram Blue Butterfly
Gram Blue Butterfly

Gram Blue Butterfly
Gram Blue Butterfly

Gram Blue Butterfly
Gram Blue Butterfly

Larva Host Plants

Acacia spp., Butea monosperma, Paracalyx scariosa, Ougeinia oojeinensis, Pisum sativum, Vigna cylindrica and Vigna trilobata (Fabaceae and Mimosaceae).

Monday, July 16, 2012

Southern Grass Jewel

Southern Grass Jewel -  Freyeria trochylus Freyer

Southern Grass Jewel Butterfly
Southern Grass Jewel Butterfly

Larva Host Plants

Hygrophila auriculata, Lantana camara, Nelsonia canescens, Phaulopsis dorsiflora, Strobilanthes spp. an vetches Vicia spp. (Acanthaceae, Fabaceae, Verbenaceae)

Friday, July 06, 2012

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle - Rathinda amor Fabricius

Monkey Puzzle Butterfly
Monkey Puzzle Butterfly

Monkey Puzzle Butterfly
Monkey Puzzle Butterfly

Monkey Puzzle Butterfles Mating
Monkey Puzzle Butterfles Mating

Caterpillar of Monkey Puzzle Butterfly
Caterpillar of Monkey Puzzle Butterfly

Caterpillars of Monkey Puzzle Butterfly
Caterpillars of Monkey Puzzle Butterfly



Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Common Palm Fly

Common Palm Fly - Elymnias hypermnestra

Common Palm Fly
Common Palm Fly


Common Palm Fly Butterfly
Common Palm Fly Butterfly


Egg of Common Palm Fly Butterfly
Egg of Common Palm Fly Butterfly


Caterpillar of Common Palm Fly Butterfly
Caterpillar of Common Palm Fly Butterfly

Monday, June 25, 2012

Danaid Eggfly

Danaid Eggfly - Hypolimnas misippus Linnaeus

Wingspan 70-85mm.

Danaid Eggfly Butterfly
Danaid Eggfly Butterfly

Danaid Eggfly Butterfly
Danaid Eggfly Butterfly



Larva Host Plants

Portulaca oleracea and Asystacia lawiana

Abelmoschus sp., Abutilon sp., Barleria cristata and Hibiscus sp. (Acanthaceae, Malvaceae and Portulacaceae)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Chocolate Pansy

Chocolate Pansy - Precis iphita Cramer

chocolate brown butterfly with dark markings. A very active butterfly.

Chocolate Pansy Butterfly
Chocolate Pansy Butterfly

Chocolate Pansy Butterfly
Chocolate Pansy Butterfly

Chocolate Pansy Butterfly
Chocolate Pansy Butterfly



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