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mottled immigrant

Catopsilia pyranthe


Both sexes have chalky white to greenish yellow coloration. Under side closely mottled with fine brown or green lines. Under hind wing is with or without red-ringed silver spots. Upper side of front wing has black margins.


Common visitor to gardens and city roads. Comes to flowers and damp patches.


that day, when i photographed it, was a sunny day. i found several pairs of the same butterfly mating on side by bushes...

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Haldia, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.29, Long: 87.93

Spotted on Feb 12, 2011
Submitted on May 29, 2011

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