Friends in my garden- 71

Two lovely butterflies

Little orange tip

See these beautiful friends in my garden.
Colotis etrida, the Little orange tip, is a species of butterfly native to Indian subcontinent. From the pattern of the patches on the upper part of the wings, I presume the first picture shows a female butterfly. She is a real beauty, isn’t it?
The second picture is taken against the backlight.
The Lime blue butterfly, Chilades lajus, is a small butterfly found in India and Southeast Asia.
It is fairly common and can be seen both in forested areas as well as in gardens near human habitation.
The males have a more bluish colour on the upper side of the wings, as seen here. Females have more brownish wings. Both males and females have similar colour and patterns on the ventral side.

Against backlight
Lime blue butterfly
Lime blue-Ventral side
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57 thoughts on “Friends in my garden- 71

  1. Oh my, Indira, lovely butterflies! I love them all. I am a volunteer recorder of butterflies in my tiny garden and I can’t wait for their return. It is still too cold here and they won’t appear here until late March or early April; a Holly Blue or a Small Tortoiseshell perhaps will be the first. πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

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