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Indian Fluffy Tit

Zeltus amasa amasa

Description:

A small butterfly. This one was often on the ground or perched on low-lying leaves or branches. It stayed in the same area for an hour or so, quite close to where I was standing to photograph butterflies on a bush. Didn't seem bothered by me and let me get close.

Habitat:

Tropical wet evergreen montane forest.

Notes:

I love the black and white striped legs and matching antennae, and the way the stripes get closer together on the feet.

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20 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago


thank you Les. Yes, I got lucky with this background !

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

Fabulous and a far better background than I had.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thank you VFT...

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 3 years ago

Wonderful series, pam!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thank you Sunnyjosef...

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Wow!!! congrats Pam..

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks triggsturner...

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Great images of this beautiful butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing pamsai, and many congrats on your SOTD

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Dr Sherpa... they were so gorgeous, and stayed around me for a really long time. I kept forgetting they were there (2 of them) and when I turned around, they would be still there, I'd take another photo or two and return to what I was doing..

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Congrats Pam for the SOTD! Lovely photos of a Tit!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Haha Sukanya, I don't know, but it looked unbelievably beautiful fluttering in the breeze! Like feathers...

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Unbelievably long tail for a butterfly! Wonder why it needs it. Congrats Pamsai.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago


thank you so much Ashley. This is one of my favourite butterflies, I'm so happy that you picked it as SOTD...

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Francisco...

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 3 years ago

Congratulations pamsai !!!!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Pamsai, this beautiful butterfly is our Spotting of the Day!

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pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Christiane and Francisco. I've been wanting to see one of these for a long time !

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 3 years ago

Amazing!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 3 years ago

Uffff It's beauty... So impresionant !!!

Christiane
Christiane 3 years ago

WOW.. Amazing spotting.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.14, Long: 76.70

Spotted on Nov 2, 2015
Submitted on Dec 3, 2015

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