Friday, 30 September 2011

Himalayan Highlights 2. Butterflies

In terms of butterflies, there were skippers like the Grass demon (Usaspes folus), the Indian tortoiseshell (Aglais casmirensis) and the Indian Red admiral (Vanessa indica) outside the Tibet Cultural Centre. There were also Common earl (Tanaecia julii appiades) and long-tailed blues at the watergarden. Common panther (Phalanta phalanta) were seen at Buddhist temples. The Hidden Forest Retreat had Red helen (Papillo helenus) and a whole range of forest butterflies.

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