Journal archives for January 2020

January 14, 2020

First Butterfly Walk of 2020 to Sihagad on January 12, 2020

Place:
Sihagad Valley, Pune

Time:
10:15 am to 3:15 pm

Members present:
@pavandamoor, @swanand and @savita

Pavanji messaged a day before the walk, “are we going tomorrow?”
Besides me, we had only one confirmation. I thought about the canceled plans of the past and said, “yes”
That yes worked wonders for us yesterday at Sihagad Valley. It was one and half hour ride for me from Shaniwarwada. The bus frequency is pretty good. Pavanji would have boarded the same bus from his area but we missed it by a couple of minutes.
It was 10 am and Maheshji was not around, no message until then so we started walking ahead. The range issue was there at the starting point. Could not call/msg then. Little ahead the phone worked and received a message from Swanand. He decided around 9 am to join us. So in between guiding Swanand and responding to Maheshji’s msg on WA, we photographed our first records of a cerulean and common hedge blue, male.
We reached an open field that was full of wild growths so plenty of nectar plants and plenty of butterflies to see. The common sailer, cerulean chocolate pansy, wanderer, grey pansy, painted lady, angled pierrots and many more were seen in large numbers on every patch we moved.
I was fooled by the dry season form of the angled pierrot, which I thought was an abnormal individual. Later when we kept seeing all individuals in similar forms, we realized, it’s a DSF, not an abnormality.
Most of the butterflies were in their DSFs.
We did not have a wish list as such. Were expecting a nawab maybe a blue oakleaf. Did not get to see either but the bumper was observing a silver streak blue! A few days back Dalvi Ji has posted a dead butterfly record from Bhor. I think this may be the first sighting/reporting from Pune city. (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37551933)

Another exciting moment was clicking the common castor eggs. Swanand spotted the female on a very tiny sapling, we turned the leaf and there were plentiful eggs and one or two caterpillars that have just emerged from the eggs or maybe a day old. All of us tried the macro. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37575706
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37556367
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37556361

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37554100
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37554101
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37554102

In all this, we became so engrossed that we seriously lost track of time. When the rats started jumping in the stomach, we realized, we must call it a day. Not before visiting the stream area to see some puddling activity. We found nothing but a blue pansy.
So we began the return. On our way again we saw a couple of cerulean in dsf. Just before hitting the road, a psyche pair came out and we took another 10 minutes to catch them. On the road, Swanand was telling about uploading observations on I Nat when we spotted an empty chrysalis of the common wanderer. Along with it, we got to see its host plant. We thought, Chalo, this is the end. We moved ahead and again on a plant right on road we saw another empty chrysalis, this time it was of a common crow. The host plant was like 15-20 ft away. It crawled all that distance to come and pupate on this climber, right on the road.
Calls have started coming from home and we decided to quickly grab a bite and rush. As we were rushing we saw a gull nectaring on lantana flowers. We again stopped to photograph it. It was even basking in the sunlight. So there went some 10 more minutes. We just finished with this when I recalled Pavanji’s mention of a photograph shared on the group. (This was a peacock royal on a red-colored leaf, photographed by Maheshji.) I look upon the plant and there it is, the peacock royal was around. We saw for access to the plant but it was covered with fencing of barbed wires. An old lady was standing around the same spot. Swanand spoke to her and she told of access from behind. We all reached the spot and the royal gave us a royal photoshoot! There are plenty of dendropthoe plants on an old mango tree. Which is a host plant for the peacock royal, so on your next visit do expect to see one around the same spot!!!!!
Our lunch was a soulful woodfire cooked jowari bhakri and pithla. Nothing could have ended our exciting day than a pet bhar ke ghar ka khana.

Here is the list and we’d tried to photograph as many butterflies as possible. Swanand and I have already uploaded
the photographs on I Naturalist here are the links:
https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/pavandamoor/2020/1/12
https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/swanand/2020/1/12
https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/savita/2020/1/12

Pavanji photographed some excellent frames
of the butterflies. Two, in particular, those I saw are my personal favorites,
of a glassy tiger on this wildflower and a striped tiger on lantana. Pavanji, please share those. Swanand had some beautify macros of castor eggs. One caterpillar is seen to just about hatch out of an egg.

Category Family Scientific Name Common Name
Skippers
1. Skippers Hesperiidae Parnara/Pelopida species
2. Skippers Hesperiidae Hasora chromus Common banded awl
Blues
3. Blues Lycaenidae Castalius rosimon rosimon Continental Common Pierrot
4. Blues Lycaenidae Caleta decidia decidia Indian Angled Pierrot
5. Blues Lycaenidae Acytolepis puspa felderi Malabar Common Hedge Blue
6. Blues Lycaenidae Zizeeria karsandra Dark Grass Blue
7. Blues Lycaenidae Zizula hylax hylax Indian Tiny Grass Blue
8. Blues Lycaenidae Euchrysops cnejus cnejus Oriental Gram Blue
9. Blues Lycaenidae Catochrysops strabo strabo Oriental Forget-me-not
10. Blues Lycaenidae Lampides boeticus Pea Blue
11. Blues Lycaenidae Jamides bochus bochus Indian Dark Cerulean
12. Blues Lycaenidae Jamides celeno celeno Oriental Common Cerulean
13. Blues Lycaenidae Prosotas dubiosa indica Indian Tailless Lineblue
14. Blues Lycaenidae Rapala manea schistacea Bengal Slate Flash
15. Blues Lycaenidae Tajuria cippus cippus Indian Peacock Royal
16. Blues Lycaenidae Iraota timoleon Silver Streak Blue
Brush footed
17. Brush footed Nymphalidae Melantis leda leda Oriental Common Evening Brown
18. Brush footed Nymphalidae Ypthima baldus madrasa Sahyadri Common Five-ring
19. Brush footed Nymphalidae Phalanta phalantha phalantha Oriental Common Leopard
20. Brush footed Nymphalidae Neptis hylas varmona Indian Common Sailer
21. Brush footed Nymphalidae Ariadne merione merione Dakhan Common Castor
22. Brush footed Nymphalidae Junonia atlites atlites Oriental Grey Pansy
23. Brush footed Nymphalidae Junonia hierta hierta Oriental Yellow Pansy
24. Brush footed Nymphalidae Junonia iphita iphita Oriental Chocolate Pansy
25. Brush footed Nymphalidae Junonia lemonias lemonias Chinese Lemon Pansy
26. Brush footed Nymphalidae Junonia orithya swinhoei Pale Blue Pansy
27. Brush footed Nymphalidae Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
28. Brush footed Nymphalidae Hypolimnas bolina jacintha Oriental Great Eggfly male
29. Brush footed Nymphalidae Hypolimnas misippus Danaid Eggfly male
30. Brush footed Nymphalidae Parantica aglea aglea Coromandel Glassy Tiger
31. Brush footed Nymphalidae Tirumala limniace exoticus Oriental Blue Tiger
32. Brush footed Nymphalidae Danaus chrysippus chrysippus Oriental Plain Tiger
33. Brush footed Nymphalidae Danaus genutia genutia Oriental Stripped Tiger
34. Brush footed Nymphalidae Euploea core core Indian Common Crow
Swallowtails
35. Swallowtails Papilionidae Pachliopta aristolochiae Indian Common Rose
Whites & Yellows
36. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Catopsilia pomona Common Emigrant
37. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Catopsilia pyranthe Mottled Emigrant
38. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Eurema brigitta rubella Red-line Small Grass Yellow
39. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Eurema hecabe hecabe Oriental Common Grass Yellow
40. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Eurema laeta laeta Indian Spotless Grass Yellow
41. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Delias eucharis Indian Jezebel
42. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Leptosia nina nina Oriental Psyche
43. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Cepora nerissa phryne Dakhan Common Gull
44. Whites & Yellows Pieridae Pareronia hippia Indian Wanderer male + female

-Savita

Posted on January 14, 2020 12:02 by swanand swanand | 6 comments | Leave a comment

January 21, 2020

Pune Butterfly Groups walk on ARAI Hill, Kothrud, 19th January 2020

Time: 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Members who attended: Sanjay Date, Rupa Rangan, Rucha Patil, Sekhar Chavan, Shabbir Karu, Shreya Diwan, Savita Bharti

Sanjay Sir’s update on ARAI was inviting to conduct a butterfly walk that was missing out for past couple of weeks. It was first Sunday off for Shabbir Sir from his gardening classes and he grabbed the opportunity to come for the walk, along with his classmate Mr Sekhar Chavan. It was first PBG walk for Shreya Diwan and Rupa Rangan as well.

Monsoon ARAI was all wet and slippery, post monsoon it looked all lush green and the walk on 19th the hill has turned a shade of light brown and one patch of black due to grass burning. Therefore, unlike other times the first sighting was after a bit of walk near the waterhole Sanjay Sir is maintaining for birds. A pea blue flew and settled somewhere in grass. The light brown and white bands merged well with the grass making it difficult to spot. The female enjoyed the morning sun and slowly opened the wing for basking, so we got our first photograph of the day.

The Cadabad fruticosa Sanjay Sir mentioned in one of the group posts earlier was just opposite to the waterhole. The other plant growing around is shedding its leaf so the flowering Cadaba is seen very clearly. He even spotted a clump of eggs (gone bad) on one of the leaves. We couldn’t make out though, whose it could be.

A plain orange tip flew around as if guarding its territory. It gave all of us a good run around but it was worth it as we all got its photograph. Around same spot we got three plain orange tip female, so well merged within the dry grasses that it was difficult to spot it. All the time I heard Rupa calling out, “Where is it?”

The next member to be spotted was from same family, a little orange tip. The sightings were not rushing in but whatever we were finding was like a gem. The Salai (Boswellia serrata) plant is flowering and fruiting now. We got some lessons from Sanjay Sir on using mobile manual mode and fixing focus to one point. Interestingly we all had this feature on our smart phones but never made use of it. The Salai flower was our first subject to try out the feature from our mobile.

Little ahead we found the white orange tip. Like always it settled inbetween the growth and though it was stationary, the undergrowth made it difficult to photograph it. From here we went to the last point, what we call the crimson tip adda. A little sapling of Capparis had a little common gull caterpillar feeding on it. An empty chrysalis of maybe a Crimson tip or the Little/plain orange tip was spotted by Sanjay Sir under a leaf of Cadabad. Few eggs were also seen but they were so tiny to be identified with naked eye.
Sir had to rush back now, so he took our leave and rushed ahead. We all also decided to call it a day and return back. While we took our time to walk back, I got a call from Sanjay Sir to rush immediately to the agave plant clump. A crimson tip was spotted by him. We all rushed, but when we reached there, the tip has gone. None the less a tawny coster was giving a beautiful pose balancing on a dry grass twig. I hope someone got the picture and shares on the group. While we got busy clicking this, Sanjay Sir went ahead. Again I received a call to come down and as we rushed we did spot a crimson flying around.

It was some mad rush here and there but we all managed to get a photograph of it. Shabbir Sir was most amazed and I guess enjoyed the best just observing the butterfly flutter by. This was his fist sighting of a crimson tip and I could see how much he enjoyed watching it fly. A gull and pioneer distracted us a bit in between Shreya managed to photograph the pioneer.

We decided to walk down as it was getting sunny and later for our next engagements. As always, I lost the track and had to get the team down from a thorny patch! It turned out to be good as we saw a common rose pass by like a glider. Also the point we again found back our walking path, we spotted a Flacourtia having three common leopards hovering over it. The plant has recently started getting fresh tender leaves and flowers. Maybe a good sign for the leopards to breed. If we keep a record for an annual cycle, we’d learn the breeding pattern along with seasonal changes here 😊 Maybe we keep periodic documentation as a futuristic goal of PBG.

As I am visiting ARAI for past one year, I see a lot many man made changes which are impacting the natural habitat of wildlife on the hill. From photograph walks to getting pets on the hill to constructions right at the base of hill and now I see the burning of dry grasses around. This feels so sad, few plants are cropping up from group as its their time to grow (includes tiny Cadaba fruticosa hosts to all tips from the hill) the periodic burning takes away the little chance these plants get to survive. With the burning also goes their habitat to rest/roost and breed. I wonder if something more constructive can be done about the Gliricidia plants around than the dry grasses posing no potential harm to the habitat.

Attached butterfly list we were able to document during the walk and
link to butterfly photographs https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/savita/2020/1/19

Serial no Family/Scientific name/Common name

Lycaenidae/Blues

1. Euchrysops cnejus cnejus/Oriental Gram Blue
2. Lampides boeticus/Pea Blue

Nymphalidae/Brush footed

3. Melantis leda leda/Oriental Common Evening Brown
4. Ypthima asterope Mahratta /Indian Common Three-ring
5. Acraea violae/Tawny Coster
6. Phalanta phalantha phalantha/Oriental Common Leopard
7. Junonia lemonias lemonias/Chinese Lemon Pansy
8. Junonia orithya swinhoei/Pale Blue Pansy
9. Hypolimnas bolina jacintha/Oriental Great Eggfly
10. Tirumala limniace exoticus/Oriental Blue Tiger

Papilionidae/ Swallowtails

11. Pachliopta aristolochiae aristolochiae/Indian Common Rose

Pieridae/ Whites & Yellows

12. Catopsilia Pomona/Common Emigrant
13. Eurema hecabe hecabe/Oriental Common Grass Yellow
14. Eurema laeta laeta/Indian Spotless Grass Yellow
15. Cepora nerissa Phryne/Dakhan Common Gull
16. Belenois aurota aurota/Indian Pioneer
17. Colotis aurora/Plain Orange-tip
18. Colotis danae danae/Indian Crimson Tip
19. Colotis etrida etrida/Indian Little Orange-tip
20. Ixias Marianne/White Orange-tip

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January 27, 2020

The Hat-trick Walk to Sihagad

26th January 2020

Time:
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Walking members: Pavan Damoor, Savita Bharti, Himanshu Pandav, Mahesh Ghanekar, Prasad, Sourabh.

Yes, a hat trick walk! The first walk of 2020 for Pune Butterfly Group was 12th January to Sihagad Valley guided by Pavan Damoor. This was our first walk to Sihagad and having spotted butterflies not reported from the habitat before got us all excited! Pavanji visited the valley again on 19th Jan and got another big sighting not reported from Pune District before. Surely this was running on the backend when he posted on group for visiting on 26th hoping for a third record. So we called this a hat trick walk to Sihagad. Plan was posted on group and those who were interested and could make it decided to meet at location.

I met Pavanji right at the bus stop the moment I got off from bus. We both had a filling breakfast of missal pav and started the walk. Himanshuji was to join us at the spot little later, Mahesh ji to was attending a republic day parade confirmed joining after 11. We started the walk, saw Prasad on the birding spot at stream, we were meeting first time. Called and waved at him. He waved back saying he will join us in a while.

The first butterfly photograph we took was a common tree brown. This was a new addition to our list from previous visit. Somewhere around here, Prasad joined in along with his friend Sourabh. As we were walking a beautiful wanderer in all its hues of blue flew by. It was nectaring on flowers by the stream. We got down to photograph it. Prasad got some lovely frames. He promised to share the same on group.

We went to location number one, that still had wild growth. Sun was shining bright and butterflies have started warming up. We had tough time deciding which butterfly to follow, painted lady, common sailer, danaid eggfly, great eggfly, chocolate pansy, grey pansy, evening brown etc like last visit were around. Plenty of common sailers, evening browns and chocolate pansies mostly in DSFs were observed. Few individuals of sailers were double the size we photographed last time.

Pavanji had mentioned on last visit about spotting commander here and this visit it flew right infront of him. I was constrained with a macro lens, am sure other got the photograph! We must have spent about half an hour here, Himanshuji joined in along with a birder friend. A great eggfly female was in a mood to bask out on the soil. Commander was competing with her for the spot. Pavanji also spotted a DSF of a bush brown here. We guess it’s a common bush brown. No upper side could be photographed.

Himanshuji’s friend who knows quite a bit of habitat here with birding trips was helping us spot butterflies. (I must have counted like 20 chocolate pansies he showed me) Few moth activities were also observed. One in particular interest was the salt and pepper moth. I wanted a photograph of it for some time, managed it now. We saw the pretty looking DSF for common pierrot here. It gave us a nice studio pose for photography.

The scenery had changed a bit from last time, I thought the lantana clumps (good source of nectaring) we spotted butterflies on were cut down, but Pavanji assured its little ahead. We moved ahead. We were crossing dry stream with few trees on the sides. A trinket snake got into a little hole right infront of my foot. I could not manage a photograph but realised wearing a shoe in field is so important. Little ahead were spotted quite a few common tree browns and evening brown under a tree trunk (part of its root was exposed due to water erosion). A great eggfly female was seen resting on the leaf of the same tree trunk giving us beautiful photographs. As we moved up from the dry stream the field was tilled and I completely forgot visiting the place when I spotted the loranthus on mango we saw last time, the tiny flowers were now big and were in bloom. I knew we were heading in right direction. In a hope to spot some caterpillar we scanned the plant. It was flowering and sunbirds were coming on it for nectar. An empty chrysalis of a baron was spotted on the loranthus. It must have been around when we visited last but such a camouflage that we did not spot it then. While we were looking at it, something flew fast like a flash to another mango tree ahead. We are sure it was a royal but could not get a good glimpse to confirm which one.

We reached the spot where lantana bushes were in plenty. The same spot where Pavanji had his lifer of abnormal silverline last week. Pavanji was ahead and I was walking with Prasad and Himanshuji. Something flew in air, a deep blue and I mentioned it is a blue pansy. Keeping a track saw it rest on ground. It did not look like a pansy now in closed wing. It was like seeing stars in daylight. Here was the silver streak blue again. Resting on grass, infront of us. All three laid flat on ground and got good macros of it. On the lantana bushes the stripped tiger, common crow, leopard, painted lady were doing their routine rounds. A seasoned bulbul was on its perch deciding which butterfly to catch. This lantana bush is little higher to ground level. We have to climb a bund to be at eye level of flowers. Below we had a medley of forget me nots. Males were flashing up the lavender blue while females were more interested in nectar of alternanthera. Gram blue, tailless line blue, psyche, chocolate pansy, common pierrot, angled pierrot etc were giving company in the medley.

We even managed to locate the small castor plant that had eggs by castor on our visit two weeks back. The caterpillars have grown in size maybe in their third instar. We could see two caterpillars. I was trying to photograph them when Pavanji called out, 6 pansies! We rushed to see them, spotted a peacock pansy. This was addition to our list of 5 pansies already spotted here, so this was no 6 actually!!!

Since the sighting was good, we thought could explore a bit more to see if stream is wet somewhere and we get to see puddling activity. A little further, a suffused double banded judy with a broken wing was spotted. No wet patch or butterfly activity so we decided to move back. We had this stinging nettle plants around (Girardinia diversifolia), a while ago Pavanji had accidently rubbed his hand on one and he immediately developed itch. Luckily, he was wearing a full sleeve T shirt and after first hint of itch he immediately washed his hand with water, not much harm was done. Second reminder that in field we need to be fully covered to avoid bites and accidental touching of harmful/allergic wild plants.

While heading down for stream, a nawab came and settled on animal excreta right in middle of walking path. We decided to wait for it to come back on excreta. Little water was poured on the shit that smelt just too bad; however, the same stinking smell invited the nawab again. We got our first photographic record from Sihagad. This was on my wish list for years. The first time I read about nawab, found where I can photograph it in Pune, Sihagad visit was must on my hit list. The birders were gone by now and we wanted to check the puddling spot right at beginning. We bid goodbye to the nawab and headed ahead. Another nawab flew over our heads and we quickly spotted where it was to photograph it. The stream has open defecation, the nawab was headed to that. Sensing our presence, it stayed on a dry twig high up for long. After a while we lost interest and moved further.

A nice cold lemonade awaited us. Gutting it down in a breath we rushed to the puddling spot. Met Mahesh Ghanekar ji waiting for us here. As luck would be, a very fresh nawab visited to absorb nutrients from soil. A female paradise flycatcher was waiting for eating it. Our presence deterred her a bit. We also met Manas (the new addition on group yesterday). Another nawab visited. While Pavanji and Maheshji went to photograph it, we focused on the first individual.

The bird attached the second nawab and in a little while both of them just vanished from the spot. Luckily the bird did not catch it infront of us! Two cerulean were moving up and down in air, in a while both perched on the Karanj plant (Pongamia pinnata), instinctively I went around and spotted two single egg. When I blew the pic to see close up, it looked like that of sunbeam. The one on top was of cerulean. After coming home saw all my pics and realised there were more eggs, we did not see them easily on first glance. Just as we were taking the pics, Himanshuji showed me a skipper photograph. I had never seen that before and immediately went looking for it. As he had described I found it on stream taking in water. It did not even bother much to fly away. Was perhaps hungry. We got ample time to photograph it. Another lady joined us here, joined us as in she asked me to step aside so she could also photograph the butterfly. Her name was Savita as well. I though she is friends to members on group and so joined us. Later realised she has come for birding and got interested in our activity. Asked me to add her to group but sadly that was not the moment to take her no or add her. Perhaps another meeting is needed with her for this. Later Pavanji confirmed id of the butterfly as Vindyan bob, another lifer from Sihagad. I had photographed it only once in Rajmachi, a single frame then to plentiful today, my quota got full.

We explored a bit more, found nothing more interesting and the hunger pangs were growing louder so decided to call it a day. It was around 3 pm. Went to same shop for pithla bhakri, this time also ordered batata vada. A hearty meal, going over our list of butterflies we decided to call it a day.

Himanshuji had carried his calendar for us, was lucky to have a copy. It looks more lovely in print, esp with the butterflies on it.

With two visits, I observe there is a lot of variation in species diversity and number. Being more on greener side on a hill this habitat has lot more promises for us. A detailed, periodic survey here will yield good results for us, the butterflying community. I hope the efforts are continued further that helps in documenting the diversity rather than getting lifer shots or tick on lists.

We saw at least one representative member of all 6 families found in the country. The count for first time reached half a century in couple of hours. This gives a good boost to do more and more walks, in different habitats. Here is the list

Sl no Scientific Name Common Name

Hesperiidae/Skipper
1. Arnetta vindhiana / Vindhyan Bob
2. Parnara/ Pelopidas Species

Lycaenidae/Blues
3. Castalius rosimon / Continental Common Pierrot
4. Caleta decidia / Indian Angled Pierrot
5. Leptotes plinius / Asian Zebra Blue
6. Pseudozizeeria maha/ Grass Blue (Pale/Dark/Lesser)
7. Zizula hylax / Indian Tiny Grass Blue
8. Euchrysops cnejus/ Oriental Gram Blue
9. Catochrysops strabo / Oriental Forget-me-not
10. Lampides boeticus/ Pea Blue
11. Jamides celeno / Oriental Common Cerulean
12. Prosotas dubiosa/ Indian Tailless Lineblue
13. Prosotas nora/ Indian Common Lineblue
14. Rapala manea / Bengal Slate Flash
15. Curetis thetis/ Indian Sunbeam

Nymphalidae/Brushfooted
16. Melantis leda/ Oriental Common Evening Brown
17. Lethe rohria / Dakhan Common Treebrown
18. Mycalesis perseus / Dakhan Common Bushbrown
19. Ypthima baldus/ Sahyadri Common Five-ring
20. Charaxes athamas / Oriental Common Nawab
21. Phalanta phalantha / Oriental Common Leopard
22. Neptis hylas / Indian Common Sailer
23. Ariadne merione / Dakhan Common Castor
24. Junonia almana / Oriental Peacock Pansy
25. Junonia atlites / Oriental Grey Pansy
26. Junonia iphita / Oriental Chocolate Pansy
27. Junonia lemonias/ Chinese Lemon Pansy
28. Junonia orithya / Pale Blue Pansy
29. Vanessa cardui/ Painted Lady
30. Hypolimnas bolina/ Oriental Great Eggfly male + female
31. Hypolimnas misippus/ Danaid Eggfly male + female
32. Parantica aglea aglea/ Coromandel Glassy Tiger
33. Tirumala limniace/ Oriental Blue Tiger
34. Danaus chrysippus/ Oriental Plain Tiger
35. Danaus genutia / Oriental Stripped Tiger
36. Euploea core / Indian Common Crow
37. Moduza Procris/ Sahyadri Commander

Papilionidae/Swallowtail
38. Pachliopta aristolochiae/ Indian Common Rose
39. Papilio demoleus / Northern Lime Butterfly
40. Papilio polytes Romulus/ Indian Common Mormon (male)

Pieridae/Whites and Yellows
41. Catopsilia Pomona/ Common Emigrant
42. Catopsilia pyranthe/ Mottled Emigrant
43. Eurema hecabe / Oriental Common Grass Yellow
44. Eurema laeta / Indian Spotless Grass Yellow
45. Delias eucharis/ Indian Jezebel
46. Leptosia nina / Oriental Psyche
47. Cepora nerissa / Dakhan Common Gull
48. Belenois aurota / Indian Pioneer
49. Pareronia hippie/ Indian Wanderer male + female

Riodinidae/Metal Marks
50. Abisara bifasciata/ Suffused Double Banded Judy

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