Orange Tips

These beautiful butterflies called orange tips as they have orange colour in the tips of forewings. yellow-orange-tip_dsc7389Scientific name : Ixias pyrene ( Yellow orange tip ) Ixias marianne (White Orange tip)

Its yellow colour when closed is perfect colour to hide in semi ripe leaves. Looks like Common emigrant butterfly.


Camouflage in leaves

Indian little Orange tip which similar to crimson tip butterfly but has orange colour in tips of forewings.  Note the small patch of orange colour compared to above butterfly. Scientific name : Colotis etrida etrida ixias-marianne-white-orange-tip_dsc5739

underside of the Indian little Orange tip butterflyixias-marianne-white-orange-tip_dsc5767

Indian little orange tip.little-orange-tip-hyderabad-colotis-etrida



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