Category Archives: Butterflies

‘Stylist polka dots’ – Red pierrots in the garden.

We have been observing a group of four Red Pierrots in our small home garden during the period from September to October 2020 (in Sri Lanka). They could be seen hanging around all the time during the day . Though they are still here at the time of writing this post 🙂 , I only get to see one or two of them now by mid November 2020.

Nevertheless, none of the butterflies seemed to stay this long as they happen to come and go mostly. But these few were special as they seemed to have decided to stay here for a while … wow….

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Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change — Museum of Zoology Blog

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of population decline. The results predict how climate change might impact butterfly communities, and will inform conservation strategies […]

Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change — Museum of Zoology Blog

oh… those sharp black eyes on grass…. a gaze you would not want to miss

We decided to visit grandma’s place around noon. After having a chitchat we came out to gaze around the garden. The garden was rich with some insect friendly – weeds and long grass. It is supposed to be undergo its routine cleaning by this weekend.

Seeing the long grass and those ‘weeds’ around were a good sign for me to be prepared with the camera. Here I go ! . shhh… be quiet please ….

The grass looked fresh after heavy usual rains in the evening. The land was blessed with sunshine patches here and there through some tall trees.

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Peacock Pansy (මයුර සදැසියා)

Location – Wewala, Piliyandala / captured around 10 am / May 2020

An orange colour butterfly with four black spots was noted at a bare land next to our block in the mid morning. We happened to see it by accident and haven’t noticed it before. Later we identified from a book that it was ‘Peacock Pansy’. It was flying closer to the ground and spent a rather long time around a bush. Only one of them was there at the time.