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Lime butterfly

Papilio demoleus

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KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago
Lime butterfly
Papilio demoleus Papilio demoleus


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14 Comments

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

ya Sure :-)

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

You're welcome, Darvesh!
And I'm sorry you have some inconveniences. If they persist, lets us know!

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

Hello Carolina :-) There was apparently some problem with my web browser the other day, so i was not able to deselect the "Project squirrel" category once it got selected by mistake. And thanks for updating me about the "Great pollinator project"

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Hi Darvesh! Remember the "Project Squirrel" mission is for squirrels only, and the "Great Pollinator Project" mission is for spottings in the NYC area :)

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

keep on pouring in the healthy stuff.......... :-)

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Oh good. Glad to hear that Darvesh.

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

That is seriously a healthy discussion. I enjoyed it , and certaily there is not at all an issue of hijacking the post and the stuff like that.

Chears !!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Ashish, I do not think you are wrong. I think you are describing two different things. What you say is true but you are describing wild environments and wild creatures. You do not have to have a wild environment to have a wild creature.

In the woods at the edge of my property, in a city urban area, there are bugs, chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, opossum, at least one fox, and all manner of snakes and birds, not to mention the microscopic critters. All of these are wild and are considered wildlife. It is about 2 acres of woods with a stream, and there is cement or roads or bridges all around it. It is urban and wild at the same time.

I cannot speak for scientists. But, in my normal American point of view, I think you might be reading this very literally. I suspect it might be a subtle difference in the language/translation/way of thinking, perhaps?.

To me, wildlife means anything that is not a dog, cat (domesticated animals found inside homes), or farm animals (pigs, goats, horses, cows, chickens, and there are others) usually found on a farm. But - pretty much all others are wild life or wildlife. For example, I live in a city, but there are wild animals all over the place. (At the microscopic level, there are wild animals all over too). This includes the birds that fly all over the place, the foxes, squirrels, and other critters that I see running around the city. So, it is entirely possible to call an animal wild or wildlife and also at the same time, be in a city - urban environment.

The zoo or aquarium is the only place in my city, where I will see big wildlife that would normally roam free (or almost free in nature preserves). These animals are captive, and not living wild anymore. But, they are still wild animals.

A related idea is when a domestic dog or cat returns to the wild - in one or two generations, the dog or cat can go feral and is considered wild again.

Log post - and sorry Darvesh for hijacking your post with a discussion on language. The chip bag in the background on the ground, of this beautiful Lime Butterfly photo is proof that wildlife can live in urban environments.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

@Heather
Wild life is considered least Human disturbance where most of Organisms have their own lifestyle.
In Urban area where Human designed its own lifestyle where other Organisms managed with Human disturbance...
I think totally different scenario... Tell me if I am wrong...!!

Darvesh
Darvesh 9 years ago

Yes, you are right Heather................hahahahah ;-)

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Ashish, why would you have to cancel one or the other mission? It is possible that wildlife is in an urban setting, is it not?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Urban or Wild life mission... must cancel one...!!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/ident...
But it says it's for North American butterflies. I wonder does a similar website exist for India?

Darvesh
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Darvesh

Punjab, India

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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