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Common Baron

Euthalia aconthea

Description:

Spotted in the vicinity of fruit trees.

Habitat:

backyard.

Notes:

This butterfly is dedicated to Ashish Nimkar.http://www.backyardwildlifehabitat.info/moths.htm

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27 Comments (1–25)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

How did I miss this !!? Incredible butterfly Jemma. At first I was certain it was made of sheet metal and painted.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you Smith.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Wow that is amazing!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

This butterfly has a stiff flap glide style of flying. It flies at low heights and maintains a territory.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks Shanna. I just uploaded another pic of it in a standing position with it's wings closed and curled proboscis.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

,They are also called brush-footed butterflies or four-footed butterflies.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago
Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Also the caterpillar of a Common Baron is gorgeous. You can find it on Mango trees. Looking forward to your spotting of caterpillar!!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish, Great pic of a female Baron!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

You must missed this Lady Baron...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/763...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

If you observed such thing only in case of exotic plants..... Local plants are always pollen by butterflies.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

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.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

You are welcome ,Ashish.
What is so funny is that I only remember the Common Jezebel and little yellow from my childhood!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

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.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you so much, Frazier! I am honored!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks, Jakubko!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful, Hemma!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks so much ,Ashish! I will dedicate this butterfly to you since you love butterflies so much!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

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.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

This is a very nice example of the species!

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Wow, beautiful!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks, Antonio!

Another great capture Hemma,gorgeous,congrats and thank for sharing

Hema
Hema 8 years ago



Thanks Kranti and Bernadette!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Looks like a male . It is mud puddling for minerals,

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Feb 22, 2013

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