The warm weather is here, and it’s a great time to look for some of the very common butterflies as we walk around. The butterflies that I’ve photographed were all clicked in either gardens near my home, or in the Valley School campus, off Kanakapura Road; so you don’t have to go very far to find them!
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“BLUES” are small butterflies, so called because we can see the blue colour when they are flying. Here’s a 6 line Blue
Some of the butterfly names, of course, have no “why” to them. This on, the Pioneer is a beauty that often alights on grass or reeds:
If you see a flash of white and orange, you’ve probably seen the White Orange Tip:
This is what the same butterfly looks, with its wings closed:
Are you scared of Tigers? No need to be….Tigers are also a kind of butterfly! Here’s a Plain Tiger:
Most of the butterflies you can see have the adjective “Common” attached, showing how easily found they can be. Here’s a Common Gull:
The Crimson Rose is one of our most common butterflies, and you might have seen it in several gardens:
A blue-green beauty that is also common is the Tailed Jay:
Sometimes butterfly names are poetic. Imaging a light creature, wandering over fields and meadows! Here’s the Common Wanderer:
I hope you’ve enjoyed these butterflies, and start looking out for these pretty creatures of the light and air as you walk around your neighbourhood!⊕