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Butterflies of Doresanipalya

My first visit to Doresanipalya reserve forest in Bangalore was all about butterflies, beetles and bugs. With the guidance of Bangalore Butterfly Club (BBC), our small group discovered some amazing critters in their natural habitat. Here's a photo tour...

The forest trail...


Common leopard butterfly...





Blue milkweed beetles mating...



Blue milkweed beetle...


Blue milkweed beetle...



Blue milkweed beetle...


Pale grass blue butterfly...


Green shield bugs were seen on a date palm...


Their behinds seemed stuffed with popcorn...


One of the co-walkers named it popcorn bug...


Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper...



Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper...


Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper...


Bush Brown butterfly mating...


Bush Brown butterfly mating...


Another beetle...


The kids were mesmerized by the numerous millipedes and for them, the creature by itself was worth the trip...












You should be careful with centipedes, they are poisonous...



Common Castor butterfly...


Moth...


Cosmos flower...


Common Rose butterfly...


Lady bug...


Paper Wasp...


An interesting violet fly...





Long-horned beetle...


Common four-ring butterfly...








Day-flying Handmaiden Moths mating...









Owl's Eye moth...


Pioneer butterfly...





Moth...


Striped Tiger butterfly...


A Common Leopard butterfly looks bewildered after emerging from its pupa...





Common Leopard butterfly...











A Dung beetle rolls dung into a round ball, which is used as a food source or breeding chamber. Watch the small 47 seconds video...









Common Crow butterfly...


Lemon Pansy butterfly...


A curled up spider...


Zinnia...


Grass Demon butterfly...



Powderpost beetle...


Squirrel...


Umbrella for the bugs...


Tawny Coster butterfly...








Bauhinia Tomentosa also known as Yellow bell orchid...



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