Monday, January 30, 2012

Small salmon arab

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.

Monday, January 9, 2012


It's time to release the tiger within....

Location; National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka.