Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wild Winged Wednesday

THe butterflies wait for a sunny day and flit around in all the vacant plots with their wild growth. The Blue Tiger butterflies are attracted to this unknown wild plant.
I think this is a Monarch, but a friend said that it was a Striped Tiger.

The Common Mormon seems to like the yellow Ixora.

My lime shrub is dead, killed by the stem borers, but the Lime butterfly finds the Spathyfillum leaves inviting.

The electric blue of the Common Jay gladdens my heart. It is a rare visitor to my garden.


  1. Wow, it's butterfly time! The Monarch, Danaus genutia, is also known as the Striped Tiger in India. (But why 'striped' tiger, I wonder. Are there tigers without stripes, too -- like, say, a toothless tiger? :))

  2. Beautiful Captures! I loved the colors on the butterflies...

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  3. Hi again, what a wonderful variety of butterflies from your garden! Picking a fav one is hard here :-)

    I always love to see the Monarch (one I never see in my garden) but I think it’s the Blue Tiger that is the one for me today.

    Looking forward to seeing butterflies in my garden soon too. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a good weekend :-D

  4. Your garden have so many type of colourful butterflies! But i'm always scared of caterpillars.....voracious eater!

  5. You're so lucky to be able to see so many beautiful butterflies ... they are just so colourful! How wonderful you're able to capture them with your camera for us all to enjoy!

  6. Shailaja, thanks for the information. I always used to wonder which butterfly is called the Monarch.
    Kcalpesh, thanks for your visit.
    Shirl, I think butterflies will be flocking to your garden very soon!
    Malar, I know. Catterpillars can be a big nuisance. I have grown Asclepias in all odd corners to be a food for them.
    Thanks, Bernie. Some of the butterflies are from nearby vacant plots.They seem to love certain wild flowers.

  7. Wow, you have managed to catch so many shots of the lovely butterflies. Its a job well done!

  8. Wonderful collection of butterflies. I love this blog.