Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Butterfly emerging





Found this butterfly, a Common Mormon (Papilio polytes romulus - Cramer, 1775) emerging from its chrysalis stage one morning on a lemon plant (my terrace garden). These are fairly common butterflies in and around Bangalore city. The caterpillars are generally found on plants of the rutaceae family like citrus spps.  More information on this butterfly can be found here.