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.
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.
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.