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.

4 comments:

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!!

Sylvia

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!