Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Common Sergeant and the Crimson Rose

The Butterfly Common Sergeant has stripes like an army sergeant. It is also aggressive, befitting its name. It chases away other butterflies when they come near its territory.
The Crimson Rose is a swallowtail which usually flies too high for me to catch in my camera. I was lucky to see this guy when he was resting on the hibiscus leaf. You can see the crimson body of the butterfly between the wings.