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Ah, do look for it. And try to get the upperside view too.
Ah now I got it , there is a thicket covered with වැල් පෙනෙල / Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) nearby, which is the larval food plant of this butterfly. there may be some females around too. will have a look tomorrow.
Since it's a male, the plant doesn't matter. I thought if it was a female and if the plant was one of its host plants, it might be planning to lay eggs because females are usually seen around the host plant looking for egg-laying sites.Glad to hear that you saw this one on time. It's definitely better than Gram Blue. And I think you've seen Gram Blue before...I'm looking forward to some new spottings then :D
Tomorrow I'm going after few blues/line blues hanging around the paddy field in front of my house.
I was chasing a gram blue and caught a glimpse of brown orange creature flying past me. i lost the GB but got a pic of this using my Phone
I have no idea of the tree it was perching on, a kind of Hibiscus shrub. Its uncommon in hill country, normally seen in LCWZ.
Then this is a male. Females' upperside is plain brown.
Blues are my favourite too! I'm not as lucky as you though. I've only captured 16 blues so far.
Yeah it was golden orange upper side, couldn't get a shot. it was so fast. gone blink of an eye.
Amazing shot :D Cornelian is known to be an uncommon canopy species.Do you know the tree it's perching on? And by any chance, did you get a glimpse of its upperside view?
So far i have captured 22 species of Blues/Gossamer Winged Butterflies. I love the blues
caught by chance
Spotted on Oct 25, 2021 Submitted on Oct 25, 2021
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