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11 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Common Baron butterfly

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

Check out, yet another spotting of mine, in which the wings of the butterfly are battered again, "http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/6070216"

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

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.

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

OK, Thanks :-)

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

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!

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

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 ?

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

@ 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.

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

any idea, about the, damaged wings ??

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

Hae, thanks Emma :-)

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

awesome!!

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

id please !

Darvesh
Spotted by
Darvesh

Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India

Spotted on Nov 10, 2010
Submitted on May 5, 2011

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