Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lemon Butterfly

Lemon Butterfly also called the 'Lime butterfly' because they generally favour citrus plants like the Lime.
This species is evenly distributed all around the world; in India, it is found in the plains right up to about 7000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas.
During a hot day, this butterfly seems motionless on a damp patch, except for the flutter of its wings.
It starts its day early in the morning as a slow flier, but as the day proceeds and gets warmer, its flight becomes faster; and finally during the hottest part of the day, it searches for a damp patch on the ground.
The above photographs were taken when they were basking on the damp ground.

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