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Common Baron butterfly
Check out, yet another spotting of mine, in which the wings of the butterfly are battered again, "http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/6070216"
Deshu,rains and storms could be very damaging considering the monsoons which you have there. But I am assuming that thorns could also tear the wings too .Some predator might have tried to take a bite out of the butterfly too!Wild creatures have to face all kinds of dangers! it is a rough world out there.
OK, Thanks :-)
The age of the caterpillar is usually decided by measuring its head capsule.Age of the butterfly? young or adult?i wish somebody else would take that question up for U!
Wow interesting, but i thought, the wear and tear, as the result of, its encounter, with the heavy wind and storm ! How do u decide about the age ?
@ Deshu,this one does not seem that badly damaged. As long as he can maintain his balance while flying ,he should be Okay. He has also retained his scales which are so important for camouflaging.This butterfly does not look very young . Wear and tear is a normal part of the aging process.If they live long enough, many butterflies and moths end up losing many of their scales, so it's a natural process after all.
any idea, about the, damaged wings ??
Hae, thanks Emma :-)
id please !
Spotted on Nov 10, 2010 Submitted on May 5, 2011