Plain tiger butterfly on Scarlet Milkweed flower

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mani nair

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Dec 24, 2010, 11:24:41 AM12/24/10
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Dear friends,

Sending photos of Plain tiger butterfly feeding on Scarlet Milkweed flower.  
This plant is also the food plant of the caterpillars of this butterfly.

Place :   Ovalekarwadi butterfly garden, Thane Dt. Maharashtra.
Date  :    12.12.10   10 a.m.
botanical name of the plant  : Asclepias curassavica 
family of the plant               :  Asclepiadaceae 
Habitat of the plant             : Cultivated

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Mani.
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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 24, 2010, 1:37:43 PM12/24/10
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Nice pics. The plant now belongs to Apocynaceae.
Pankaj

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tanay bose

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Dec 24, 2010, 1:57:11 PM12/24/10
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Nice composition of flowers and butterflies
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mani nair

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Dec 24, 2010, 8:07:24 PM12/24/10
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Thanks Pankaj ji for the correct ID and Tanay ji for the appreciation.

Regards,

Mani.
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