Posted by: cochinblogger | May 18, 2013

Southern Birdwing on Hibiscus


At last, at last! The Southern Birdwing, the largest butterfly in India. I shot this near the Thommankuthu Waterfalls. I’d spotted this butterfly flitting past on a couple of occasions over the years, but this was my first close encounter with this beauty. I spent a few enchanted minutes watching it dart from Hibiscus bush to bush before it finally flew away out of my life.



  1. A jealous US lepidopterophile says thank you!!!!!

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