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Great Mormon

Papilio memnon


Roadside stretch of dusty area, surrounding thick forests with lots of bushy undergrowth. Nearby stream used by drivers for vehicle washing. Hot region. Low altitude.


This and other butterflies were frantically feeding on dirty mud by the side and inside a main road under the hot sun. There was no way of getting photos of these jewels other than falling flat on all four! Without hesitation I dived and managed some of these ground level side shots! By now being quite a senior doctor many zooming by in their vehicles seemed to recognise their doctor as I could see the shock on their faces! Thanks PN!


DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks Daniele, Jae, sarahaw1981 and for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Thanks James for the ID and ref.

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Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 14, 2015
Submitted on Jun 18, 2015

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