Grass Demon

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Grass demon butterfly

Another misnomer for a cute little butterfly. This black and white beauty is a regular visitor of my garden. The wing colouration, I think, helps it sit undetected in the dappled light on bushes.

The Grass Demon (Udaspes folus) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Skippers, or Hesperiidae family. It is regarded as an occasional pest of ginger and turmeric.

Being a bold one, my presence did not disturb it at all and went on with feeding nectar from Periwinkle flowers. This gave me ample opportunity ┬áto click a few shots of it’s feeding stages.

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Probosis stretched
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Feeding

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