Magnificent world of butterflies-3

  • Jasdeep singh

Plain tiger butterfly is a  commonly seen butterfly in Nangal region and it is in abundance here.During my field visit ,i collected  wing  of this butterfly which was lying on the ground and observed it under foldscope.

[caption id=”attachment_43692″ align=”alignnone” width=”300″] 1. Plain tiger butterfly sucking nectar from the Ageratum  plant( billy goat weed plant ) and hence also doing pollination.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_43694″ align=”alignnone” width=”300″] 2. Wing of dead plain tiger butterfly collected.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_43691″ align=”alignnone” width=”283″] 3. Wing under foldscope.The yellow portion seen here is a part of vein of wing.Some of the scales are ruptured or already sheded as this wing was wet and very delicate during collection.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_43699″ align=”alignnone” width=”225″] 4. Shiny wing scales overlapping with each other.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_43701″ align=”alignnone” width=”225″] 5. Oval shaped scales with smooth margins at top.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_43702″ align=”alignnone” width=”225″] 6. Wing scales zoomed.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_40802″ align=”alignnone” width=”225″] 7. A scale displaced from its position and having pointed structures at its base.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_40803″ align=”alignnone” width=”225″] 8. Black coloured scales showing wavy margins at their top.[/caption]

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