Monday, January 30, 2012
Finally I found a butterfly with a sensible name.
“Salmon” stands for it's dull pink colour on the upperside of the wings. But the underside is more of a yellow with a greenish tinge.
The “Arab” denotes its main geographical location which spans from the coasts of mediterranean to Yemen, Oman and southern Saudi Arabia. It is known to travel a journey of about 1600 miles in winter from cold mediterraneans to Saudi Arabia. This journey was a mystery since recently.
Although relatively small with a homely outlook it is a poisonous butterfly. In Sri Lanka they are a common species spread in arid, dry and intermediate zones and this particular picture was taken at Trinco, a coastal town in Sri Lanka.