The butterfly hunt by our team was headed by Mr Ashok Sengupta, CS teacher of the school. The team members were Mr Ashok Sengupta and two students Girish and Naresh of class XI . We went on a trip to observe butterflies in their natural habitat and to photograph them.

Trip Report –

Trip Highlight:
  •      Total butterfly count more than 200
  •      Time spent- 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  •      Weather- Partly clouded, slightly sunny.
  •      Significant spotting: Stripped Albatross, Silverline, Indian Sunbeam, Tiny Grass Blue
Species spotted:
Papilionidae:
  1.  Lime Butterfly: 10+
  2. Common Mormon: Male 10+, Female – none
  3. Crimson Rose: 5
  4. Tailed Jay : 5
  5. Common Jay: 5
Nymphalidae:
  1. Common Crow: 10
  2. Double Banded Crow: 15
  3. Blue Tiger : 12
  4. Dark Blue Tiger: 6
  5. Common Castor: 10
  6. Angled Castor: 5
  7. Great Eggfly : Male 1 Female 1
  8. Danaid Eggfly: Female 1
  9. Plain Tiger: 15
  10. Common tiger : 4
  11. Yellow Pansy: 4
  12. Lemon Pansy: Many
  13. Bush Brown : 5
  14. Common Four Ring: 5
  15. Tawny Coster: 2
Pieridae:
  1. Western Stripped Albatross: 1 (Image attached)
  2. Common Gull : 10
  3. Pioneer : 5
  4. Common Emigrant: Many
  5. Mottled Emigrant: 10
  6. Common Wanderer: Male 5
  7. Common Grass Yellow: Many
  8. Small Grass Yellow: 4
  9. Common Jezebel: 10
Lycaenidae:
  1. Silverline: 2 (Image attached)
  2. Indian Sunbeam: Female 2 (Image attached)
  3. Tiny Grass Blue: 4 (image attached)
  4. Pale Grass Blue: 10
  5. Dark Grass Blue: 2
  6. Lime Blue: 1
  7. Ape Fly: 2
  8. Common Cerulean: 5
  9. Gram Blue: 2
Hesperiidae:
  1. Brown Awl: 10
  2. Common Banded Awl: 4
  3. Swift: Borbo sp 1
  4. Indian Skipper: 2

Significant spotting of the day-

Silverline (Cigaritis vulcanus)

Family- Lycaenidae

 

Family - Lycaenidae

 

Striped Albatros (Appias libythea)

Family- Pieridae

Family- Pieridae

 

Indian Sunbeam (Curetis thetis)

Family- Lycaenidae

Family- Lycaenidae

Tiny Grassblue ( Zizula hylax)

Family – Lycaenidae

Family- Lycaenidae

 

Hairpencil of Common Crow (Euploea core)

Family – Nymphalidae

Family - Nymphalidae