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mud puddling Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) are diverse in their strategies to gather liquid nutrients. Typically, mud-puddling behavior takes place on wet soil. But even sweat on human skin may be attractive to butterflies such as species of Halpe. More unusual sources include blood and tears.<br />
This one is common evening brown butterfly..<br />
Fact: fact is this species never opens its wings till its death when in sitting position..<br />
There are exceptions where experts says may be the one with opened wings are newly hatched.. 70-300,D5200,Melanitis leda,Nikon,NikonD5200,Tamron,abhitap,asia,incredibleindia,india,lepidoptera,maharashtra,mumbra,thane Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

mud puddling

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) are diverse in their strategies to gather liquid nutrients. Typically, mud-puddling behavior takes place on wet soil. But even sweat on human skin may be attractive to butterflies such as species of Halpe. More unusual sources include blood and tears.
This one is common evening brown butterfly..
Fact: fact is this species never opens its wings till its death when in sitting position..
There are exceptions where experts says may be the one with opened wings are newly hatched..

    comments (4)

  1. Great find, abhitap! Posted 5 years ago
    1. thanks
      btw this is one of the very common butterfly found in india.. I wonder how No one introduced it here till now..
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. Well, India alone has hundreds of butterfly species, so it's easy to miss some :) Posted 5 years ago
        1. yes :) Posted 5 years ago

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''Melanitis leda'', the common evening brown, is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in Africa, South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
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Uploaded Feb 8, 2015. Captured Oct 5, 2014 07:46.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 1/320s
  • ISO640
  • 220mm