A Common Rose Butterfly feeding on Marigolds. The Common Rose Butterfly is also known as Atrophaneura Aristolochiae, Pachliopta Aristolochiae, Swallowtail Butterfly.

A Common Rose Butterfly feeding on Marigolds. The Common Rose Butterfly is also known as Atrophaneura Aristolochiae, Pachliopta Aristolochiae, Swallowtail Butterfly.

It was unexpected for us to find blooming Marigolds on our way back from Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. It was a private flowering farm. To add to our joy was this Common Rose Butterfly going crazy looking at so much nectar to drink from. We closed in, and the Swallowtail Butterfly closed in too! The result was this colorful beauty.

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12 comments :

  1. Lovely shot! So beautiful. I love marigolds :) (Visiting from weekly top shot)

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  2. Wow, what a stunning shot... so lovely! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #54!

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  3. Lovely capture of both marigolds and butterfly. The colours are wonderful.

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