Aug 18, 2012

Tiny grass blue

One of the smallest butterfly in India. Clicked at Bawadiya Kalan in Bhopal today. Close to the ground over grassy surface. Butterfly was settling over flower to feed.

Sep 11, 2011

Common rose at IIITM Gwalior

Common rose clicked at Butterfly conservatory at ABV - IIITM near Gwalior

May 2, 2011

Butterflies clicked at Gwalior

Common mormon

Pea Blue

Plain Tiger

Silver forget me not

Common emigrant

Common castor

Orange Tip

Mar 16, 2011

Common Leopard

Common Leopard is the sun loving butterfly belongs to Nymphalid family, clicked at Van Vihar of Bhopal

Feb 20, 2011

Common Jezbel at Patalkot

Hi saw this common jezbel while climbing up from village Rated in Patalkot region of Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.

Dec 30, 2010

Great Eggfly Butterfly

Great Eggfly (female) butterfly clicked inside of a roof in a school at Bhopal near  main railway station. Date when photographed - October 14, 2010.

Dec 29, 2010

Mottled Emigrant

Mottled emigrant at Jeewan Vatika on upper lake of Bhopal

Blue pansy

Blue pansy on the mud at Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh

Indian Cupid at Kerwa

Indian Cupid small butterfly that belongs to Blue family pictured at Kerwa

Dec 26, 2010

Butterflying trip to Delawadi

Took a trip today to Delawadi jungle camp for a butterflying trip in the Ratapani Forest sanctuary. It is an open forest with lots of bamboos trees, hardly any wildlife and badly maintained roads !.  Forest department has a nature interpretation centre at the Jungle Camp, an MP Tourism property at the forest area. Forest department takes Rs 400.00 as an entry fee with Rs 150.00 for guide for visiting the forest sanctuary.  Neither department officials at the nature interpretation centre and neither the guide know anything about flora and fauna in the forest except showing spots of tourist interest !. Inspite of the fact that this is an eco tourism site.  
But since I was to site butterflies, ones which I could site are as follows –
1.       Common Grass Yellow
2.       Common sailer
3.       Common Emigrant
4.       Baronet
5.       Lime butterfly
6.       Danidfly 
7.       Chocolate pansy
8.       Lemon pansy
9.       Common crow
Sailer, common grass yellow, emigrants at the Jungle camp while similarly common grass yellow, common crow at Badi Amkoh, the fossil area while emigrants, baronet, sailer, chocolate pansy and lemon pansy on the way towards Bawari.  Danidfly and lime butterfly were sited near the dhobi ghat. Interestingly on the way occasionally one could also see cobwebs lined with hanging spiders.

Dec 4, 2010

Common gull at Bhopal

Cepora nerissa - Rapidly flying butterfly seen in scrubs 'for search of nectar'.
The pic is from end monsoon taken in Bhopal.
It belongs to family Pieridae, that is Yellow and Whites, and is native to India.

Nov 15, 2010

Lime Butterfly at Bhadbhada

Lime butterfly close to Bhadbhada bridge near National Judicial Academy in Bhopal

Nov 10, 2010

Pioneer Butterfly at Guna

Pioneer or Caper White Butterfly in a village in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. It has characteristic hockey-stick-shaped black bar's which are visible on the both sides of the fore-wing.

Nov 6, 2010

Chocolate Pansy, Raisen

Chocolate Pansy as the name suggests that it is chocolate brown with darker markings. It is sometimes  difficult to notice as gets mixed up with colour of dried leaves.
Pix clicked at Raisen.

Butterflies of Chidyatol, Raisen

Hi was at Chidyatol in Raisen, clicked few of the Butterflies as shown below, though missed few of them....but for sure place harbours many of the winged wonders but needs an upkeep. It is full of excreta and animal bones, when one goes down within the shrubs, to get a clear view of the winged ones !

Lemon Pansy

Yellow Pansy

Stripped Tiger

Common Leopard

Blue Pansy