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.

4 comments:

  1. That's a lovely, very well composed picture - and thank you for the great explanation on the butterfly.

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  2. This is short but informative and interesting post. Yes, the top down shooting angle is nice, too.

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  3. Thanks for the background info and it's a charming butterfly but to think it's poisonous! Gosh.. looks can be deceiving. :D

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  4. I absolutely love the photo,perfect!

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