Monday, March 24, 2008

Indian Fritillary Argynus hyberbius ( continued )

I found some nice info on this beautiful butterfly on Wikipedia and here's the link:

They also have some photos of them too.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you all are well. In Hindi: विशिंग यू अल हैप्पी सैंट पत्रिच्क्स डे! होप यू अल अरे वेल्ल In Kannada: ವಿಶಿಂಗ್ ಯೌ ಆಲ್ ಹ್ಯಾಪಿ ಸೈಂಟ್ ಪತ್ರಿಕ್ಕ್ಸ್ ಡೇ! ಹೋಪ್ ಯೌ ಆಲ್ ಅರೆ ವೆಲ್. In Malayalam: വിഷിന്ഗ് യു ഓള് ഹാപ്പി സൈന്ട്ട് പതൃക്ക്സ് ഡേ! ഹോപേ യു ഓള് ആരെ വെല്. In Tamil: விஷிங் யு ஆல் ஹப்பி செயிண்ட் பற்றிக்க்ஸ் டே! ஹோபே யு ஆல் ஆர் வெள். In Telugu: విశింగ్ యు ఆల్ హ్యాపీ సెయింట్ పత్రిక్స్ డే! హోపే యు అరె ఆల్ వెల్.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Bug Of The Month: Blue Tiger Tirumala Halmata

A large butterfly with a wingspan of 75-95 mm. Sexes are similar. At rest, the male can be distinguished from the female by the bell-shaped elevated scent patche located between the first and second veins of the hind wing. The upper side of both wings is black with pale blue markings. These markings are broad streaks at the base of the wings but become smaller and more circular towards the outer margins. The ground color of the under side is a beautiful olivaceous brown. The markings below are similar to those on the upper side.

Beautiful right? I think so. Info from here.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Blue Pansy Junonia atlites

Wingspan of 55-65 mm. A medium sized light gray butterfly with darker coloured wing margins. The sexes are similar. The upperside is marked with a row of post-median ocelli on both wings. There is a series of short wavy bands hanging off the costal margin of the forewing. The underside ground color is much paler, and the hind wing has an oblique line running across the wing. The markings and the intensity of colour on the undersides of this butterfly are quite variable; the dry season forms showing the lightest colour and fewest markings.

Its behavior is very similar to that of the other pansies except in egg laying. It will often lay eggs on plants above the waterline in rice fields or open water bodies. The larvae are capable of surviving a rise in water levels by moving to high ground or other host plants nearby with relative ease. Like the other pansies, it joins migratory flights.

Info and photo from here. These are also known as "Buckeyes". Never knew there were so many!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Insects Are Kicking Ass!

And I'm afraid that's our asses being kicked.

Go See!

Saturday, March 01, 2008



Yes that's right I've turned 16 and time goes by way too fast. But I'm happy to say that everything went well today. Exceptionally well I must say. And I thank God for that.

You'll be hearing from me again shortly.