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Common Jezebel

Delias eucharis


I saved the caterpillars of these butterflies from certain death , when a neighbor had cut down the creeping Loranthus vines ( that he thought were simply parasitic) and had piled them up to be burned."rescued about 50+ caterpillars on the vines and after feeding and looking after them - released 41 gorgeous butterflies into the wild.


Feeds on Loranthus sp. leaves

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SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

And the story was heart warming...

LuisStevens 4 years ago

Great series Sachindra!

staccyh 4 years ago

Fantastic photos and I love the story too. Well done!

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

How wonderful that you rescued them and allowed them to fly free. I especially like the second photo. Well done, both on the rescue and photos!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

You've done great job bro! Feels happie as Hema said :)

VivBraznell 4 years ago

Amazing photos! Well done Sachindra!

Hema 4 years ago

seems like a mammoth task! How did you keep and feed them. They obviously turned into pupa. Your success rate is 44/50 which is 88 % and that is a great achievement. Congrats and thnx for sharing!

SachindraUmesh 4 years ago

Thank you Hema and Fyn , whoa - feeding these guys was on Major headache - The fellows have a voracious appetite ;-)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Good going, Sachindra!

Hema 4 years ago

Thank you for your kind deed :) The world is a better place indeed.

Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.77, Long: 80.96

Spotted on Mar 6, 2014
Submitted on Mar 26, 2014

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