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Stream Ruby Damselfly – Rhinocypha bisignata

Stream Ruby (Rhinocypha bisignata) is a damselfly belonging to Chlorociphidae family (known as stream jewels). It can be found near streams, especially forest streams of South India.www.indianwildlifephotographer.com

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Macro 20.05.2015

Caleta caleta / angled pierrot,

Caleta caleta, the angled pierrot, is a species of blue butterfly found in South Asia.

Male upperside is dark brownish black, a broad medial oblique white band across both fore and hind wings, not extended on the fore wing above vein 5, above vein 3 produced shortly outwards and downwards into a hook-like form. Underside:

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Butterfly 19.05.2015

Stream Ruby - Rhinocypha bisignata

Stream Ruby (Rhinocypha bisignata) is a damselfly belonging to Chlorociphidae family (known as stream jewels). It can be found near streams, especially forest streams of South India.

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com Stream Ruby Rhinocypha bisignata www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterfly

Macro 15.05.2015

Banded Blue Pierrot / Discolampa ethion

Banded Blue Pierrot Discolampa ethion is a contrastingly marked butterfly found in South Asia that belongs to the Blues or Lycaenidae family.

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Butterfly 13.05.2015



MELANITIS LEDA / COMMON EVENING BROWN - WET-SEASON

Melanitis leda, the common evening brown, is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in Africa, South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia. Wet-season form: Fore wing: apex subacute; termen slightly angulated just below apex, or straight. Upperside

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Butterfly 16.04.2015

Common Castor / Ariadne Merione

The Common Castor (Ariadne merione) is an orange butterfly with brown lines whose larvae feed almost exclusively on Castor Ricinus communis. It is similar in appearance to Ariadne ariadne, the Angled Castor.

This species is found in south-eastern Asia. Their wingspan ranges between 30–35 mm. Like others in the Nymphalidae

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Butterfly 14.04.2015

ORSOTRIAENA MEDUS / SMOOTH-EYED BUSHBROWN

Orsotriaena medus is a butterfly found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. The butterfly has historically been called the "nigger", but it has been renamed in Australian faunal works to the socially acceptable name of smooth-eyed bushbrown. Orsotriaena medus is a medium-sized butterfly with wingspan of 45 to 55 mm (1.8 to

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Butterfly 13.04.2015

Red Pierrot / Talicada nyseus

The red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus) is a small but striking butterfly found in the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia belonging to the lycaenids, or blues family. The red Pierrots, often found perching on the Kalanchoe plant, are usually noticed due to their striking patterns and colors.

The butterfly has a wing span

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Butterfly 09.04.2015

Dark-branded Bushbrown , Mycalesis mineus

The Dark-branded Bushbrown , Mycalesis mineus, is a species of satyrine butterfly found in Asia.

Wet-season form.— Upperside dark vandyke-brown; fore and hind wings with slender subterminai and terminal pale lines. Fore wing with a single white-centred, fulvous-ringed, black ocellus, generally set in a square pale area,

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Butterfly 02.04.2015

YELLOW WAXTAIL / CERIAGRION COROMANDELIANUM

Ceriagrion coromandelianum, the yellow waxtail or coromandel marsh dart, is a widespread species of damselfly (Zygoptera : Coenagrionidae), very common over much of its range, inhabiting disturbed habitats.

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Insect 01.04.2015

Yamfly / Loxura atymnus

The Yamfly , Loxura atymnus is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.[1]

Yamfly was sighted in the Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh by members of Butterfly Conservation Society, a Hyderabad based organisation. A solitary butterfly was found in the Rajahmundry-Rampachodavaram road in East Godavari district

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Butterfly 31.03.2015


Castalius rosimon

The common Pierrot is a small butterfly found in South Asia that belongs to the lycaenids, or blues family.

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Butterfly 25.03.2015

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Stream Ruby Damselfly – Rhinocypha bisignata

Stream Ruby (Rhinocypha bisignata) is a damselfly belonging to Chlorociphidae family (known as stream jewels). It can be found near streams, especially forest streams of South India.www.indianwildlifephotographer.com

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com Stream Ruby Damselfly Rhinocypha bisignata www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterfly

Macro 20.05.2015

MELANITIS LEDA / COMMON EVENING BROWN - WET-SEASON

Melanitis leda, the common evening brown, is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in Africa, South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia. Wet-season form: Fore wing: apex subacute; termen slightly angulated just below apex, or straight. Upperside

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Butterfly 16.04.2015

Caleta caleta / angled pierrot,

Caleta caleta, the angled pierrot, is a species of blue butterfly found in South Asia.

Male upperside is dark brownish black, a broad medial oblique white band across both fore and hind wings, not extended on the fore wing above vein 5, above vein 3 produced shortly outwards and downwards into a hook-like form. Underside:

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com Caleta caleta / angled pierrot www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterfly

Butterfly 19.05.2015


COMMON LIME / PAPILIO DEMOLEUS

Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the common lime butterfly, lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail and citrus swallowtail. These common names refer to their host plants, which are usually citrus species such

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Butterfly 20.02.2015

ORSOTRIAENA MEDUS / SMOOTH-EYED BUSHBROWN

Orsotriaena medus is a butterfly found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. The butterfly has historically been called the "nigger", but it has been renamed in Australian faunal works to the socially acceptable name of smooth-eyed bushbrown. Orsotriaena medus is a medium-sized butterfly with wingspan of 45 to 55 mm (1.8 to

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com ORSOTRIAENA MEDUS SMOOTH-EYED BUSHBROWN www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterfly

Butterfly 13.04.2015

Common Castor / Ariadne Merione

The Common Castor (Ariadne merione) is an orange butterfly with brown lines whose larvae feed almost exclusively on Castor Ricinus communis. It is similar in appearance to Ariadne ariadne, the Angled Castor.

This species is found in south-eastern Asia. Their wingspan ranges between 30–35 mm. Like others in the Nymphalidae

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Butterfly 14.04.2015


Tawny Coster

The Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) is a small, 53 millimetres (2.1-5 in), leathery, winged butterfly which is common in grassland and scrub habitats. It belongs to the Nymphalidae or brush-footed butterfly family. It has a weak fluttery flight. It is avoided by most insect predators. This species and the Yellow Coster (Acraea issoria)

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Butterfly 03.02.2015

Dark-branded Bushbrown , Mycalesis mineus

The Dark-branded Bushbrown , Mycalesis mineus, is a species of satyrine butterfly found in Asia.

Wet-season form.— Upperside dark vandyke-brown; fore and hind wings with slender subterminai and terminal pale lines. Fore wing with a single white-centred, fulvous-ringed, black ocellus, generally set in a square pale area,

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com Dark-branded Bushbrown Mycalesis mineus www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterflyCOMMON MORMON PAPILIO POLYTES (FEMALE)

Butterfly 02.04.2015

Great Eggfly - Female

The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina), also called the Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand or Common Eggfly, is a species of nymphalid butterfly.

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Butterfly 04.02.2015

Yamfly, Loxura atymnus

The Yamfly, Loxura atymnus is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia. Taken at Western Ghats

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Butterfly 09.09.2014

COMMON MORMON / PAPILIO POLYTES (FEMALE)

The common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.

This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose.

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Butterfly 21.02.2015

Stream Ruby - Rhinocypha bisignata

Stream Ruby (Rhinocypha bisignata) is a damselfly belonging to Chlorociphidae family (known as stream jewels). It can be found near streams, especially forest streams of South India.

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com Stream Ruby Rhinocypha bisignata www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterfly

Macro 15.05.2015

common Mormon / Papilio polytes -- male

The common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.

This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose.

www.indianwildlifephotographer.com common Mormon Papilio polytes www.peaveengnair.com Kerala India Butterfly wild wildlife nature indian butterfly

Butterfly 23.03.2015

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