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Red Pierrot Butterfly

This sweet little thing is a new visitor to my terrace garden...


Red Pierrot is a very small butterfly with a wing span of just 3 to 3.5 cm. It seems to prefer only the Bachelor's button flower...


It is a weak flier, and flutters about close to the ground. It flies in short bursts and settles often but not for very long. It always sits with its wings closed to display the bright markings of its undersides...


Its fearlessness, weak flight and distinctive markings all indicate that it is a protected butterfly, which is peculiar considering that its host plants are not known to contain any sequestrate toxins.


Binomial Name: Talicada nyseus
Common Name: Red Pierrot



55 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos of a beautiful butterfly!

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  2. Superb images!! Wonderful detail, texture and color. Kudos!!!

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  3. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  4. So pretty and colorful.
    Tes
    http://tesathome.com

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  5. great captures of the Red Pierrot and the purple Bachelor button. Stunning.

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  6. Divine shots and awesome colors ~ for CC ~ thanks, happy weekend to you ~ carol

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  7. How beautiful!! I love all the different, unique, and perfect patterns on butterflies.

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  8. Oh my goodness... I'm envious of these lovely shots. :) What a beautiful butterfly.

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  9. Spectacular butterfly....I've never seen one in California but, of course, it seems like I'm spending more time in India these days. Thank you, by the way for all that kindle info. I already downloaded it and a few free books to my phone. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you. I only wish, these last two India visits, I could have gotten down to Bangalore.....seems like a hot shot IT guy like you should be coming to the Silicon Valley for a little sabbatical...but, of course, not for awhile. I'd so love to have you visit the San Fran area, though, Shiju!! Have fun in Mysore...I'm sure spectacular shots will be emanating from there. Travel safely, please.

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  10. Beautifully colored butterfly - and beautifully captured!

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  11. I must grow some of those flowers then as that is a very butterfly butterfly.

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    1. Yes, I have seen these African Caper White Butterflies also frequenting the Bachelor's Button flowers.

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  12. It looks painted! Beautiful.

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  13. You took wonderful photos of something I've never seen. It would be a beautiful specimen to paint. Happy Sunday!

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  14. Its wings look like as if drawn with a chalk. Beautiful butterfly it is!

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  15. What a beautiful butterfly! I've never seen one like it.

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  16. So beautiful.... these would be wonderful to share with I Heart Macro... gorgeous details and joyful colors!

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  17. I'm so pleased viewers of my blog will get to see these gorgeous photos too, thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  18. Wonderful shots of the very colorful butterfly.

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  19. What a gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

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  20. STUNNING!! What a beautiful butterfly. Never seen it before. Great macro!!

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  21. Wow, gorgeous butterfly and images.

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  22. WOW! those photos are beautiful & so crystal clear

    Have a tanfastic week ;-)

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  23. That is stunning, i have never ever seen even a photo of this butterfly. So cool you captured it on film.

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  24. Beautiful butterfly! Your cool capture is the first I've seen of this kind.

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Sea Witch Festival Parade Balloons

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  25. I like the pattern...but especially like the unusual colour combination of orange and magenta against stark black and white. Thanks for sharing on MoM #65

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  26. Gorgeous colours! The butterfly has a beautiful pattern.

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  27. The pattern on the butterfly is simply divine. You certainly have the "eye" of a photographer. Keep up the good work.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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  28. Such an amazing butterfly...great photos.

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  29. What a stunning creature! Great photos.

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  30. A magnificent series of photos! Your flower and butterfly are awesome!

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  31. very nice, I like the combination of colors.

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  32. I have not seen a butterfly that color before and your flowers are gorgeous. I did visit a butterfly garden once in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada. It was amazing to see all the varieties of this world.

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  33. What a beautiful butterfly. I've never seen that one before (even in pictures).

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  34. I can almost feel the texture of that butterfly's wings.

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  35. Never seen one like that and such a great photograph.

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  36. Sorry I've taken so long to visit. Beautiful images of a beautiful creature.

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  37. So these visitor come to your terrace garden? Superb yaar!

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