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Common Jezebel Butterfly

Delias eucharis


Colourful butterfly, especially the " border-like" pattern in red. But drab when the wings are open (last shot)


I was up on my terrace anxious to see what Cyclone Yaas would bring when this piece of the rainbow came to sip nectar from Catharanthus roseus flowers.


It may not be exotic...Wikipedia says it is one of the most common of the approximately 225 described species in the genus Delias...but Common or not it cheered me up on a stormy day!

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on May 26, 2021
Submitted on May 26, 2021

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