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Photo Of The Day – Common Jezebel

The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium-sized pierid butterfly, it has a wingspan of 66 -83 mm . The white and yellow butterfly  is active throughout the year and  is found in almost all kinds of habitats (except very thick  wet evergreen forests and grasslands)  . It is among the most prominent butterflies to visit  city parks and gardens and is most  active during noontime &  afternoons.

Common Jezebel

It flies fast and  flies high in the canopy and can travel long distances.It prefers to be in the canopy except when it is feeding on flowers of shrubs . Its is protected from predators by unpalatable alkaloids in its body. It flies in a leisurely manner and it basks (with their wings closed) and sleeps on the overhanging branches of tall trees.

( Reference –WikipediaButterflies of Peninsular India by Krushnamegh Kunte )

Please click on the image to see full view.There is one more shot of this ( please click here ) , but I liked the one displayed above. Let me know which one you like.

Nikon D300S with Nikkor 70 -300 mm VR, in Hebbal lake , Banglore.


5 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Good one Bhargav.. I like the composure. Well done 🙂

    August 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  2. Very nice photograph of the butterfly on Lantana. Although an introduced species, many butterfiles like Lantana.

    Just another thing – As a matter of courtesy, do quote your sources for information – for example, by providing a link to the Wikipedia article in this case.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  3. Thanks prashanth , I have updated with reference information.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm

  4. Nice Photography and Blog. Keep it up!


    August 30, 2012 at 7:56 am

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