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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...



45 comments:

  1. Wonderful gallery.
    Rupali

    https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/

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  2. Beautiful photos 👍
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. Every photo is mesmerizing! What a delightful place to explore.

    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/06/an-unusual-sighting.html

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  4. You got some amazing shots there!!

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  5. Wow your macro shots are so detailed with brilliant clarity and focus. I love the tiger butterfly. Thank you for linking up to #pointshoot 📷

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  6. Amazing pics, I love butterflies but not sure I could get quite so close to the rest of the bugs! #pointshoot

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  7. Fantastic! I love butterflies and this post is so nice to me...the Owl-Eye is the most amazing!

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  8. ...nature is such a treasure and continual photo ops! Thanks for sharing this week, enjoy!

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  9. Wow! So much beauty in the insect world! The butterflies are stunning, but I found as much color and loveliness in the "bugs."

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  10. The mating moths are Day-flying Handmaiden Moths. The last picture is of a variety of Bauhinia. Enjoyed the post. Deepa.

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  11. I had no idea that the dung beetle rolls backwards!?!!

    Your shots are magnificent!

    - Lisa

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  12. LOVE the sounds of nature in that video. Amazing creatures you have captured :)

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  13. You have such a godd eye for details of the nature. Especially I admired your rare & exotic butterflies! Beautiful once again.

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  14. Neat photos and interesting names! That's so cool that you know the names of all these little critters. Even the ladybug looked exotic! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More. Have a great week!

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  15. What an amazing collection of shots from your nature walk. I've never seen some of those bugs and the detail of the insects in outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful, great job!
    @eltrucodemama

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  17. The common rose butterfly looks anything but common. What a beauty! I also like the milk beetle. Beautiful shots. Thank you for linking up today!

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  18. What an interesting and colorful variety of critters!! I live the popcorn bug!

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  19. Fantastic photography! No human could have invented these creatures. The popcorn bug, especially!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  20. Wonderfully detailed photos! Great colors too.

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  21. I love the popcorn analogy, it really is a curious looking thing. I hadn't relalised centerpieces were poisonous either. Great finds beautifully photographed as always.

    Thank you for sharing on #CountryKids

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    1. Centipedes are highly venomous and inject paralyzing venom.

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  22. We're learning about mini-beasts at school at the moment and this is fascinated. Love the macro shots! #CountryKids

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  23. Hello, gorgeous butterflies and awesome insect captures. Beautiful post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  24. Oh these are amazing photos I will show them to my boys as they love all insects and mini beasts

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  25. Wow, we would be in mini beast heaven there #CountryKids

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  26. I have orchid trees but none like that

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  27. What a gorgeous selection of insects #PointShoot

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  28. Bugs are so unusual when you get a chance to zoom in and see them up close. I love the butterfly dress that the girl is wearing...how perfect!

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  29. Wow wonderful bugs and other things all captured beautifully

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  30. Unbelievable selection - love the moth just emerged from the pupa, the dung beetle and the yellow bell orchid. Stunning.

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  31. Oh I love those close up shots that you've got of the bugs #CountryKids

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  32. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos and the variety of created species. Your photos are awesome. We will feature this post on the Blogger's Pit Stop.
    Kathleen

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  33. Wow I am not sure whether I am more impressed with what was there or your photos of them. I never knew centipedes were poisonous

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  34. OMG.. I hadn't even heard of these names! The photography is exquisite, but the way you bring all this alive for us is even better.

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