Friday, October 11, 2013


I saw this butterfly only once during the two weeks that I have spent photographing the garden butterflies. Nevertheless, since it landed and spent a few minutes on one of our plants, I will add it to the count. 

Aptly called Rustic (Cupha erymanthis), probably because of its colour, this is a common Indian butterfly. It prefers places with heavy rainfall and is quite restless. I see it spend a lot of time on the trees of our neighbours and spotted between 10 AM to about 1PM. Not sure where does it disappear after that. Male is quite territorial and are found of flowers.