Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Common Jester

We recently took the long and winding road to the neighbouring state of Meghalaya  where I had a ball capturing the sights!! As luck would have it,  I was photographing some of the wild blooms when a butterfly landed on a dead tree trunk on the edge of the road. There was no time to get a better, closer shot. I only managed two shots, the other blurrier than this one, before it flew away. This is only the second time I have photographed this butterfly, the Common Jester. My first shot can be seen here.
According to Wiki, the Common Jester/Symbrenthia lilaea is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in south Asia and south-east Asia. The distribution is from the Himalayas extending to the Malayan subregion.


lotusleaf said...

It is striped like the Common Sergeant which visits me often.The Common Sergeant is white and black.

Sylvia K said...

I always love your butterfly photos! So colorful and delightful! Hope your week is going well!!


Ginny said...

What a catch! Wonder why they call it Jester, it does look more like a tiger!

Johnny Nutcase said...

awesome butterfly, and sky too! Love the ode in your banner photo too - nice!