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Blue Tiger Butterfly

Tirumala limniace

Description:

"The Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace) is a butterfly found in India that belongs to the crows and tigers, that is, the danaid group of the brush-footed butterfly family. This butterfly shows gregarious migratory behaviour in southern India." Ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirumala_limniace

Habitat:

"This species migrates extensively during the monsoons in southern India. The migratory populations have been observed to consist nearly entirely of males. It is also known to mud-puddle during migration." Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirumala_li...

Notes:

I saw about 200 of them swarming around a herbaceous plant. Spotted near Kallar river,Kerala.

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Blue tiger
Tirumala limniace Tirumala limniace

2 Comments

namitha
namitha 5 years ago

Thank you so much for the ID Chamalka. :)

Kerala, India

Lat: 8.71, Long: 77.13

Spotted on Nov 17, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013

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