Friday, October 25, 2013

Common Baron

Two butterflies that visit our garden are named after royal positions, but they mostly spend their time in our compost pit, and seem to enjoy the rotting garbage. One is featured today, the Common Baron ( Euthalia aconthea)

 The above and below photographs are of the female Common Baron and the last one is a male. The male resembles Chocolate Pansy featured a few post ago.

The Common Baron, loves places where crops are grown, enjoys basking in the sun and also our compost pit. 

The above photograph is of a male which is smaller than the female. Some  royals like the Common Nawab and the Tawny Rajah are enticed by rotting crabs and prawns. Lepidopterist's do have a sense of humour.