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Blue Tit

Chliaria kina

Description:

Uploads: 1. Just evolved Blue Tit; 2. Few minute-old empty pupa case; 3. Pupa before two hours of metamofosis; 4. Ten day-old pupa; 5. Last day of the caterpillar (before pupal stage); 6. Epidendrum ibaguense, the orchid on which the Blue Tit took its life cycle.

Habitat:

Terrace garden, south and west side of the building surrounde by bamboos and thick forests.

Notes:

This's a very cold season in many places of Sikkim, especially the capital city, Gangtok. Was worried and wondering if this pupa'll manage to evolve before it becomes a usual victim to a bird. Taking a closer care worked well. Whenever the sun came up, kept the pupa facing the warmth. Lo! It came out on 21/01/14. Was following it since the day the caterpillar's post, as suggested by Nuwan. It's a Blue Tit. Sharing this happy moment with Nuwan, and of course with you all.

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17 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Daniele. It's all because of the encouragement and guidance of you experts at Noah. Learning many things on nature under PN. Thanks.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Hi kd and Daniele, thanks for the likes.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Wonderful documentation and photography DrNamgyalT.Sherpa!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Mark. It's all because of you experts' encouragement and guidance that I'm learning lots; and this is an example..

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Paul.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Excellent series. Well done sir. Lovely shots too.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 5 years ago

What a little beauty.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Lauren. It's quite a wait, for 7 weeks; worrying, a bird might pick it up, might die freezing in the cold winter nights, if at all comes out and then I'm not around, etc.! Nuwan had suggested to follow it up when its caterpillar was posted. Thanks to him also.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wonderful of you to capture the whole life cycle and the host plant! Great job on documenting this. Love the butterfly.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Marta, RiekoS, Adarsha, Diaz Jose' Muguel, and TreeHgger2013 for their likes.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks RiekoS for the comment.

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Wonderful series.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks LandmarkExpert for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Toshimi, Ali, Diaz and Nuwan for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Sckel and Nuwan for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

It's all your guidance and encouragement. Thanks a lot, Nuwan.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Great job! Congratulations :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.33, Long: 88.61

Spotted on Jan 21, 2014
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014

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