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Striped Tiger


Striped Tiger
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Copyright: Archana Bhimasen (archanabhimasen) (51)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-03
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 3:42
Viewed: 4662
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Butterfly Park at Bannerghatta houses 42 rare varieties of butterflies and 100 species of the beautiful insects that will serve as a hub for research, education and conservation. The Butterfly Park is located near the Bannerghatta National Park on the outskirts of Bangalore. It is spread over an area of 7.5 acres and includes a 'butterfly trail' in a five acre garden and a three-domed structure covering 10,490 sq ft.

The Common or Striped 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.

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Hello Archana,
Gotham Ramesh has already started giving us glimpses from the butterfly park at Bannerghatta. You too have captured a striped Tiger at the same location. You guys from Bangalore are lucky to have this first-ever facility in India.
Very good shot of this famous butterfly from India with fine details and colours.
Thanks.
Ram

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