Who does not enjoy watching the charming butterflies that flit across our gardens? Monsoon is indeed the season for butterfly watching, and the Western Ghats are a great place to watch some of the interesting species - some of them are endemic to the region.
The Picture above and below are that of the Blue Mormon - a very common species in the region. The butterfly below at Bondla seemed to be rather tame & was willing to pose on us
Nigger taken at the Research Station at Mhadei Sanctuary
Common Mormon at Bondla
Common Rose at Bondla
Common Baron at Bhagvan Mahavir wildlife Sanctuary (Mollem)
Glassy Tiger distinguished from the Blue Tiger above by its markings and its somewhat lighter blue streaks
Could this be the female of the Tamil Lacewing?
Another view of the Common Jezebel
The next 3 photographs are of caterpillars. Experts requested to ID them-which butterfly or Moth species do they belong to?