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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 30, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #5844169

Here is #1

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 30, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #5844171

#2

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 30, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #5844177

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

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suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

December 1, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #5845857

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.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 1, 2008
3:05 PM

Post #5847211

http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://taos-telecommunity.org/EPOW/EPOW-Archive/archive_2006/EPOW-060626_files/P1050748%2520common%2520evening%2520brown%2520among%2520leaves.jpg&imgrefurl=http://taos-telecommunity.org/EPOW/EPOW-Archive/archive_2006/EPOW-060626.htm&usg=__aAXLxWNNUc31aFCt7zGqMTXtlPo=&h=600&w=800&sz=135&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=Tg23rSYrQmec7M:&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcommon%2Bleaf%2Bbrown%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DG I found this link regarding #3. Is it this?

#1 should be Pareronia v. Thanks.
#2 - saw the links, but the rings are more and more prominent there rather than just 3 rings and a dullish appearance.
suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

December 1, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #5847273

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.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 28, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9369048

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

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

December 29, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9369813

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

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 30, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9370488

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?
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

December 30, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9370540

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.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 31, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #9371959

Thanks Flapd.
That was useful.

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