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Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Common Caerulean Butterfly.

The photos shows a common local butterfly we encounter everyday and can be found in abundance if you pay attention to your surroundings especially if you live in an area where there is a lot of greenery. Small in size and always active, taking a snap shot is quite a challenge.

Common Caerulean (Jamides Celeno Aelianus)

The Common Caerulean is widely distributed locally and often found at the edges of the nature reserves, flying around shrubs and grasses a few feet from the ground. It has a bright metallic blue on the upper side with buff-grey undersides.

They are so common, most of the time we don’t really even bother to take a closer look. When seen up close, I actually find them quite attractive.

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