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Eastern Courtier

Sephisa chandra, Moore 1857


This beautiful butterfly was spotted one afternoon at a remote place by the bank of River Subansiri while we'd stopped our rafts for snacks. Just then it sat on this dark rock when I was watching it hover for a while. I went down immediately on all fours, of course my chest well supported by the life jacket, my head hidden from the butterfly by my helmet, inch by inch crawled forward like a soldier in the battlefield, my Canon G12 in my hands, click, click, click. Got these few shots to share with you all!


SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

Dr Sherpa...I saw one last week and it came and sat on the jharu on the verandah!!! Loved your account of how you crept up to it. Good luck.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Thanks AgnesAdiqueTalavera,Marta RubioTexeira, sara in the woods, DanielePralong, tomato.glasgow and Chamalka Dulmini for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Thanks DanielePralong for the ID. I'll do the editing right away.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Thanks DanielePralong. If this's the first for this species on Project Noah then that calls for celeration! Hurray Project Noah!!!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Wonderful DrNamgyalT.Sherpa! It seems this is a first for this species on Project Noah.

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Arunachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Nov 13, 2013
Submitted on Nov 30, 2013

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