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Indian Jezebel       A beautiful lovely butterfly.. <br />
     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 &quot;nectaring run&quot;, fluttering swiftly from garden to garden, pausing here and there for a moment to sip the nectar of Lantana<br />
( Verbenaceae ), Mentha ( Lamiaceae ), and other flowers. When nectaring, the wings are usually kept fluttering to support the weight of the butterfly. Butterflies,Butterfly,Common Jezebel,Delias eucharis,Fall,Geotagged,IncredibleIndia,India,Lepidoptera,Maharashtra,Nikon,Ovala,Tamron,Thane,abhitap,delias,incredible india,jagtap Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Indian Jezebel

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.

    comments (8)

  1. Fantastic image, colorful and well framed. Love it. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Fantastic picture, supersharp, great composition! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you! :-) Posted 3 years ago
  3. Beautiful. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago
  4. Wow! What a beautiful shot - it reminds me of a trapeze artist just balancing on a rope.Wonderful. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you..!! :-) Posted 3 years ago

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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''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Oct 29, 2015. Captured Oct 25, 2015 13:12 in Village Rd, Gowniwada, Owale, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400615, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 1/2s
  • ISO500
  • 260mm