Monday, October 29, 2012

Crimson Marsh Glider (male)

Crimson Marsh Glider (Trithemis aurora) is yet another beautiful creature from the dragonfly family with a shining crimson color.

Crimson Marsh Glider Dragonfly - Male


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brown Butterfly (Chocolate Pansy)

This brown butterfly is one of the most common butterflies seen here in the central and southern parts of Kerala. Even though it is not so colorful or attractive, it is interesting. It may look like a moth but it is not. A few months back, I had a post on another butterfly from Junonia genus. See it also :

This one is Junonia iphita 

Brown Butterfly (Chocolate Pansy)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Black and White Striped Butterfly - Black Swallowtail

When I saw this big butterfly, it was feeding on a Tithonia flower under the bright noon Sun. I am almost sure that it is the Common mime butterfly (Papilio clytia). 

Black and White Striped Butterfly - Black Swallowtail