Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Grey Pansy Butterfly


The Grey Pansy butterfly/Junonia atlites loves to visit the marigold, the lantana and the Ixora blooms. I snapped this one the other day as it rested on the marigolds. Like the Peacock Pansy butterfly, it is found near water bodies or near rice fields. We have a marshy patch of land near our house which is why I get to see so many insects found in wet (land) areas.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

You do manage to capture the most delight little creatures! And I love them and the chance to really SEE them through your photos!! Thank you so much for sharing them! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Oh, how beautiful, lovely and delicate!! And look how well it blends in with the rocks and the ground!

Titania said...

Such an enchanting butterfly together with the yellow Tagetes like made for each other.

Randy Emmitt said...

Kanak,

This Grey Pansy looks a lot like our White Peacock. Marigolds around here seldom have butterflies visit them.

Caroline Gill said...

You have probably mentioned the species elsewhere, Kanak, but I would love to know the name of the Dragonfly in your header. A magnificent photo.

Your Grey pansy pictures are delightful. What exquisite markings, which really show up against the yellow of the Marigold, but blend in beautifully at the same time with the mottled shade.

Cyren said...

Hey Kanak!!! So glad to see a butterfly here again!!! :D You know you are so fortunate to have so many of them!

Arati said...

the pansies are enchanting. i've only see the lime pansy and peacock pansy so far. thanks for sharing this picture... i'll keep an eye open for this one! :)

Stephanie said...

Although grey colour but the motifs on the wings are outstanding. Great shot of the butterfly against those yellow flowers. It's all so matching hehe...

NatureStop said...

Hey Kanak,

How have you been?It's been a while since I was blogging and Hiya is s real BRAT now and I am left with even less time since we returned back.Lovely pics as usual and great to have them visit you.That reminds me of some pics we took in Golaghat...with update them soon(hopefully)...ha ha ha

so long till am back...

Ruby

Wendy said...

What a beautiful capture of the butterfly. It must be nice where you live. Thanks for sharing.

Nature Rambles said...

Thank you all so much for your comments.

Caroline the dragonfly on my header is the Red garss Hawk dragonfly/Neurothemis fluctuans.

Caroline Gill said...

Thank you for this, Kanak. The photo is incredible - a huge WOW-factor picture!