Thursday, December 30, 2010


Not a very productive day today, so here's a butterfly from Lal Lal on Monday:
It is a male Heteronympha merope, the excitingly-named Common Brown Butterfly. There were butterflies everywhere! The caterpillars of this butterfly apparently feed on grasses like this:
This beautiful grass is hip-high. (It might be Microlaena stipoides - weeping grass.) Obviously the rain this year has been good for it. In fact the whole block looks greener than it ever has. It was almost unrecognisable.


  1. Lots of butterflies this year Vireya, this is a good clear photograph.

    And the weeping grass is beautiful.