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Two butterflies to be identified

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Here is #1

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

#2

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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

One more.. said two, but here is a third.

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Sinks Grove, WV

Butterfly number one appears to be a wanderer, Pareronia valeria (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) - see http://flickr.com/photos/7471152@N07/2740373702

Butterfly number two is in the family Nymphalidae, likely Orsotriaena medus ssp. - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsotriaena_medus

Butterfly number three also appears to be in the family Nymphalidae, but I am uncertain as to its identity.

Sinks Grove, WV

I could not get your link to compare with no. three to work - what was the species name that it purported to be? Also, re: no. two - i agree that the forewing spots in yours were far less prominent than in the example shown, but the hindwing spots were a good match. Also, I do not know of any other nymphalids in India that have such a prominent vertical white stripe extending across both wings. Please bear in mind that (1) yours might be a different subspecies from the example shown, and (2) butterflies, like humans, can exhibit a great deal of individual variation.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

#3 again visited recently. So I'm opening this thread again for any hope of being identified.

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Minot, ND

Try this one - the dark evening brown (Melanitis phedima)
http://insectsofkerala.blogspot.com/2011/05/dark-evening-brown-melanitis-phedima.html

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Yes, Flapdoodle, this is the one. I also notice in the further searches that some have the browner shade while the one that came to my yard was grayish. Could there be any seasonal changes?

Minot, ND

I do not know about any seasonal variation, but as suunto mentioned in an earlier post here, many insect species show a good deal of individual variation in color pattern. Sometimes, this also may be related to specific geographic areas within their range.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks Flapd.
That was useful.

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