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|The Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) is a butterfly found in India that belongs to the Crows and Tigers, that is, the Danaid group of the Brush-footed butterflies family.|
It resembles the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) of the Americas. The caterpillar of the Common Tiger Butterfly obtains a supply of poison by eating milkweed vines, which makes the caterpillar and butterfly a distasteful morsel for predators. A study in Northeastern India showed a preference to foraging on Crotolaria juncea compared to Nerium oleander, Barleria cristata rosea and Bauhinia perpurea.
Species: D. genutia
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- [2006-12-14 8:59]
the colors of this beauty are gorgeous and wonderfully contrast the dull-colored stone it's sitting on. I think you could improve the composition by puting your subject more to the right (since it's facing left), maybe even rotate it a bit, in order to make a more interesting and less "centered" photo.
- [2006-12-14 15:35]
This is a very beautiful and not very common butterfly. I think it is not Danaus genutia, for this specimen lacks the white points in body and the border of the hind wings. But I don't know what specimen it is.
TFS and good luck.
- [2006-12-14 16:09]
you present a picture of a species which is rarely seen as life specimen. It is not a butterfly but a species which belongs to a group of day-flying moths.
Species identification is
-- Campylotes histrionicus
-- family: Zygaenidae
-- subfamily: Chalcosiinae
Colours are nice but sharpness could be a little higher.
Best wishes, Peter
- [2006-12-16 10:49]
I've never seen an illustration of this incredibly colourful moth before. It almost looks artificial with those bright colours. It's a pity it's not quite sharp and it would look much nicer if you could turn the photo diagonally and cut it, but perhaps your original doesn't allow enough space for that.
Anyway, very interesting and thanks for posting,
- [2007-09-22 14:14]
Very detailed capture of bfly.
very well done