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Spotted in the vicinity of fruit trees.
This butterfly is dedicated to Ashish Nimkar.http://www.backyardwildlifehabitat.info/moths.htm
How did I miss this !!? Incredible butterfly Jemma. At first I was certain it was made of sheet metal and painted.
Thank you Smith.
Wow that is amazing!
This butterfly has a stiff flap glide style of flying. It flies at low heights and maintains a territory.
Thanks Shanna. I just uploaded another pic of it in a standing position with it's wings closed and curled proboscis.
,They are also called brush-footed butterflies or four-footed butterflies.
Here is th ecaterpillar,http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/186...
Also the caterpillar of a Common Baron is gorgeous. You can find it on Mango trees. Looking forward to your spotting of caterpillar!!
Thanks Ashish, Great pic of a female Baron!
You must missed this Lady Baron...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/763...
If you observed such thing only in case of exotic plants..... Local plants are always pollen by butterflies.
Most butterflies are not good pollinators of flowers. Pollen does not regularly stick to their legs or tongue (proboscis) and the butterflies do not make proper contact with the flower's stigma. There are probably some notable exceptions to this such as the pollinia (a coherent mass of pollen grains often with a stalk bearing an adhesive disk that clings to insects) of the milkweed flowers sticking to the tongue and legs of Monarch butterflies.Some moth species, however, are exceptional pollinators. Especially well known are the "hummingbird moths" of the Family Sphingidae.
You are welcome ,Ashish.What is so funny is that I only remember the Common Jezebel and little yellow from my childhood!!
Thank you...I learnt since my childhood that due to Butterflies and Moths trees are getting flowers and fruits. Without them we can not get or produce new trees. Now on Project Noah it is reflecting.
Thank you so much, Frazier! I am honored!
Thanks so much ,Ashish! I will dedicate this butterfly to you since you love butterflies so much!
Emma this is Female of Common Barons... On upper side of wings such White bands is identification of gender. IN males their upper side is Greenish and lacking such White Bands.
This is a very nice example of the species!
Another great capture Hemma,gorgeous,congrats and thank for sharing
Thanks Kranti and Bernadette!
Looks like a male . It is mud puddling for minerals,
Spotted on Jan 2, 2013 Submitted on Feb 22, 2013
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