Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus)

English: Plain tiger
Binomial: Danaus chrysippus

Plain tiger is a widely distributed butterfly in Asian and African countries. It is a slow flier due to the less threat from predators. This butterfly is ignored by predators due to the unpalatable alkaloids contaminated in the body. Therefore some other species of butterflies such as Indian fritillary, mimic the characteristics of Plain tiger. In Sri Lanka, it is more common in dry zone compared to the wet zone. Above photographs were taken at Yala national park in June, 2015.

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