The Tailed Jay aka Green Spotted Triangle (Graphium agamemnon)

The Tailed Jay is a green-and-black tropical butterfly belonging to the swallowtail family. The black forewings are dotted with green spots.  It is usually found feeding upon the nectar of lantana. A strong flier, the butterfly is regarded as a high energy cross pollinator.
Photo by Chandana Roy
Place: Indore, MP, India


The Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) sipping nectar of Peacock Flower

Distributed throughout Asia and Australia, the Common Emigrant rarely rests – it is always on the go, hence the name. The species can be seen traveling up and down rivers in large groups of a dozen or so butterflies.

Place: Indore, MP, India

Photo: Chandana Roy