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The Blue Tiger & Plain Tiger

Tirumala limniace & Danaus chrysippus

Description:

the plain tiger is the most commonly found butterfly in india

Notes:

rains have worked wonders in our part ,spotted these beauties posing perfectly on this plant. am curious to know the plant too as many of them were trying to sit on this one specific plant.

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28 Comments (1–25)

Ihazapughappy
Ihazapughappy 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Both Plain Tigers are male.

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

superb Atul, I guess it is the season, there are many here in Tamil Nadu also.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

This is a beautiful composition. All three individuals are male, identified by the sex mark (gland) centrally positioned on the hind wings. It is the lowest black mark with white center dot on the Danaus and similar position but less obvious on the Tirumala.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

thanks Karen

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

@ Sandra thanks
yes indeed i was lucky to get this one

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

They may be common but they are also very beautiful!

SandraH
SandraH 10 years ago

what a wonderful shot! great (and very lucky :)) composition

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I am here due to him..!!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

surely ashish i would love to meet him

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Once meet Shrikant sir... he is great... selfless teacher... great dedicated personality..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I can suggest only one name... In fact it has 2 parts...both precious..!!
http://www.sahyadribooks.org/books/flowe...

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

guess i need to buy that book
am really bad at idying plants

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Hi... Name taken from Shrikant sir's book...!!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

@textless thanks
@ashish ill confirm with yogesh he is the plant expert in our parts
but thanks anyways

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

@Atul
About plant its herb Heliotropium indicum Local name- भूरुंडी

textless
textless 10 years ago

beautiful photo!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Fabulous spotting, three's company.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

thanks nicole

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

thanks ashish for the plant id
am going to speak to the adivasis around for the local name

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

Beautiful!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Plant is also spectacular...Heliotropium sp.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Super spotting..!!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

will surely keep you posted

Atul
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Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 3, 2011
Submitted on Aug 6, 2011

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