Monday, July 21, 2008

Common Tiger Butterfly

The Common tiger Butterfly, also known as the 'Striped tiger' is one of the most common that you find in India. The butterfly closely resembles the more famous Monarch Butterfly.
To protect themselves from predators, these butterflies have a leathery feel and fake death. Since these butterflies are unpleasant to smell or eat, predators let go off them while these beauties recover quickly and fly away.
Just like the butterfly in the previous post, this one too has toxins acquired from plants on which they feed during the larval stage.


  1. I enjoy looking at your wonderful photos! Bravo! thanks for leaving your comment on my blog, i'm so pleased. :D cheers!

  2. It may be 'common' but it's still beautiful and you've photographed it superbly.