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1 December 2013 / leggypeggy

Butterflies and bugs of Keoladeo

Blue tiger butterfly

Blue tiger

We spent about five hours walking the main and minor tracks through Bharatpur’s Keoladeo National Park, which gave me a great opportunity to view the many species of butterflies and bugs populating the park.

No wonder birds flock here in the hundreds of thousands—every corner of the park offers up feasts of invertebrates and other delicacies such as fish, frogs and lizards.

With the exception of the baronet, all the ones pictured here were seen in Keoladeo National Park in the space of about an hour. A few days later, Deepti and I poured over a book of Indian butterflies and managed to accurately (we hope) identify all but two.

So far I haven’t been able to find out how many species of butterfly India has, but they are fluttering about everywhere we go.


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  1. G’day I love the uniqueness of the butterflies Peggy; unique like you!
    Cheers! Joanne


  2. simpletravelourway / Dec 1 2013 6:29 pm

    Well done! We’re envious.


    • leggypeggy / Dec 1 2013 7:48 pm

      You do a lot of great travel too that I’m envious of. 🙂


  3. janandrussroundoz / Dec 1 2013 8:40 pm

    Lovely. The plain tiger and white “butterfly” look very like ones we’d get here.


    • leggypeggy / Dec 2 2013 1:00 am

      Guess I’ll have to pay closer attention when I get home. 🙂


  4. lmo58 / Dec 1 2013 10:38 pm

    Oh Peggy, the butterflies are gorgeous! So many bright and beautiful colours. Thank you for these beautiful photos.


    • leggypeggy / Dec 2 2013 1:00 am

      So glad you are enjoying them. I find butterflies irresistible.


  5. Muddepaws / Dec 2 2013 3:19 pm

    I love the variety of butterflies and other insects here in India. You have a lovely collection of photographs of them.


    • leggypeggy / Dec 2 2013 11:07 pm

      India has wonderful butterflies and insects. Wish I could have taken photos of even more.


  6. Sy S. / Dec 5 2013 12:18 am

    LP, once again a very nice series of Butterfly shots, like the one to start this blog page. So many variations and colors and visiting warm country, they are out in numbers… And as you say a great national park for the birds to feast on…


    • leggypeggy / Dec 5 2013 4:17 am

      I’m such a sucker for the butterflies, and feel especially fortunate to spot the colourful ones. But can’t say I’d ever like one for a snack. 🙂


  7. prayaanindiaoverland / Dec 5 2013 1:45 am

    Keoladeo is a perfect habitat for butterflies and birds…the collection of your birds and butterflies is really very good.. I liked the way of you doing a collection of pictures…keep doing it.


    • leggypeggy / Dec 5 2013 4:36 am

      Thanks so much. And thanks even more for such an amazing trip.


  8. prayaanindiaoverland / Dec 6 2013 11:46 pm

    most welcome anytime!!



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