|Common Mormon Female|
Butterflies in my Backyard
We can safely assume that there may not be too many people who would not smile upon seeing these colourful little flying objects that are the butterflies!
It comes in all shapes, sizes and colours that are amazing! Apart from the bringing a smile the butterflies are quite important in the ecosystem! Just like the bees, the butterflies too play an extremely important role in the pollination process.
|Common Emigrant - Male|
Unfortunately, use of pesticides, loss of habitat due to deforestation have a taken a toll on butterflies. The need for conservation of these small and beautiful creatures do not attract the same kind of attention like the larger animals like Tigers or Rhinos. The lack of knowledge of butterflies amongst general public (including myself) is also not helping much towards conservation.
|Common Emigrant - Female|
So, if you are in an environment where you get to see a lot of butterflies, consider yourself lucky as there is a good chance that the environment is still friendly for these gentle creatures. I happen to be in one such neighbourhood where there seems to be a decent amount of butterfly population.
Here are some of the butterflies which I was able observe and document over a period of time in my backyard!
|Common Grass Yellow|
These are collected over a period of 4 years or so. The search has never stopped and it will continue...
|Indian Zebra Blue|
|Tiny Grass Blue|
If you too have been lucky enough to see these beautiful creatures, do share what you see!
|Three-spot Grass Yellow|