Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Common Evening Brown

Butterflies come with all kinds of quirks, some love a good hot sunbath, while some like these Common Evening Brown ( Melanitis leda ) love some darkness in their live's.  

This butterfly is active at dusk, and I have seen it come home attracted to the light at night. They spend their day in the undergrowth and in our garden they prefer the bamboo grove. This was photographed there, at about noon, with the overcast sky providing a nice diffused sunlight. They seem to prefer overripe fruits or tree sap and I have yet to spot one perched on flowers.