The trek to Devaragundi waterfalls gave us a wonderful opportunity to sight various magnificent life forms. Most of these are endemic to this region (western ghats) .
Butterflies are always the most interesting and colorful creatures to spot. Though we have spotted Malabar Banded Peacock many times , this was the first time it posed for us, though for a few seconds. Usually its a very busy butterfly giving us less opportunity to capture it .
|Malabar Banded Peacock|
|Malabar Banded Peacock (Swallow Tailed)|
Scientific Names of the Butterflies in the above photos :
1 Malabar Banded Peacock : Papilio buddha (Belongs to family :Papilionidae) Endemic
2 Common Fourring :Ypthima huebneri (Belongs to family :Nymphalids)
3 Malabar Raven : Papilio dravidarum (Belongs to family :Papilionidae) Endemic
The various life forms spotted by us :
|Pill Millipede (Endemic)|
|Long Legged Flies|
|Hoppers at Work|