Greater Crimson Glider

Urothemis signata, the greater crimson glider, is widespread in many Asian countries. This species breeds in ponds and slow flowing rivers, typically in lowland areas. This particular one, a female, was perched on the mango tree next-door.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

The *blur* of wings of the Loten’s Sunbirds as they take off, for this week’s prompt of┬áthe Weekly Photo Challenge. Click here for links to more picture.

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9.243.365 Common Mormon

The Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.
This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose. (Wiki) Here is one such display. Take a look at the male here.