A beautiful lovely butterfly..
The butterflies spend much of their lives high in the tree tops where their larval foodplants grow as parasites on a variety of tree species. They can often be seen flying from tree to tree on sunny mornings. Periodically however both sexes will descend and embark on a "nectaring run", fluttering swiftly from garden to garden, pausing here and there for a moment to sip the nectar of Lantana
( Verbenaceae ), Mentha ( Lamiaceae ), and other flowers. When nectaring, the wings are usually kept fluttering to support the weight of the butterfly.
The Common Jezebel is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. The Common Jezebel is one of the most common of the approximately 225 described species in the genus ''Delias''.