Papilio Buddha - Mudpudling
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|During my stay in Bhagavathi Nature camp in kudremukh, I used to trek my favorite game path i.e, Kadambi game Road.In this game road there are many 'salt pit' (these pits are made by forest Dept.for the benefit of wild animals by mixing salt in the soil of pits,and we can witness the traces of many animals visiting these pits for licking salty soil)On my trek I saw this beautiful Butterfly sucking the salty water as it was rained in the jungle yesterday. the morning light was good, but the approach was difficult because of slushy mud of pit and alertness of the insect. This butterfly belongs to Papilionidae family of Lepidoptera ( Insect class of all Butterfly & Moths), the Wing span is six inches.Papilionidae family members are normally big and colorful,conspicuous and dwellers of hilly forest areas. there are 700 different species are identified all over the world, these butterflies are also known as swallow tail butterflies and most of them feeds on citrus plants.|
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A fine specimen captured perfectly against a pleasantly OOF, contrasty BG Ananth, the natural colours are in a good reproduction, the patterns in exquisite detail. TFS indeed!
- [2008-05-04 11:33]
lovely picture..nice lighting too
very nice details