Sunday, September 14, 2014

Butterflies from Arunachal Pradesh, India

Orange Oakleaf
Here is another amazing collection of butterflies from North-Eastern India. These beautiful butterflies are from eastern Arunachal Pradesh near Wakro, in India.

These butterfly pictures were taken by Soma Jha during her trip to Arunachal Pradesh this year.

Isn't the Orange Oakleaf butterfly(the picture on the left) amazing! It looks just like a dried leaf!

Butterflies are often found around mud puddles, especially male butterflies gather around puddles of mud to get nutrition which they don't get from nectar. It seems they get nutrients and salts by sipping the moisture from mud puddles. Males transfer the nutrients during mating thereby ensuring that the eggs survive. Interesting!
Common Maplet butterfly
Mud Puddling 

Red-based Jezebel
White Dragon tail butterfly

If you like butterflies, you may like my earlier post on butterflies :-

Butterflies of India - Nagaland

Common Birds & Butterflies in China

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