Friends in My Garden- 12

Common Indian Crow

Common Indian Crow Butterfly

Do not get misled by the name…this is a butterfly very common in my place and all over India.

The Common crow butterfly (Euploea core) is not very colourful; yet it is very lovely. Glossy black or dark brown with white spots make it very beautiful. They are slow feeders, taking their own sweet time at the flowers.

The larva of the species is colourful and possesses tentacle-like structures. Chrysalis is glossy and silvery.

I have images of these stages captured in my garden.

Larva of the butterfly
The silvery chrysalis
Common crow butterfly – emerging from chrysalis

18 thoughts on “Friends in My Garden- 12

  1. wow! Life cycle well documented. Your are blessed to get all of them from your garden itself. Fantastic observation. Beautiful shots. The first one is the best shot; i loved its perspective and lighting. The last one is really a brilliant, timely click!

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    1. ശരിക്കുള്ള പ്രോസസ്സ് കണ്ടിട്ടില്ല. പുഴു പ്യൂപ്പയാവാൻ അടങ്ങിയൊതുങ്ങി ഇരിക്കുന്നത് കണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. 🙂
      പിന്നെ നോക്കാം എന്ന് കരുതും; അടുത്ത നേരം നോക്കുമ്പോഴേക്കും പ്യൂപ്പ ആയിട്ടുണ്ടാവും.

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