Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tawny Coster Butterfly or Acraea terpsicore

Tawny Coster Butterfly or Acraea terpsicore

Founded In: Munnar, Idukki Dist, Kerala, India.

This is very Beauty full Butterfly, Name Tawny Coster butterfly or Acraea terpsicore is a small, 53–64 millimetres (2.1–2.5 in), leathery, winged butterfly which is common in grassland and scrub habitats. It belongs to the Nymphalidae or brush-footed butterfly family. It has a weak fluttery flight. It is avoided by most insect predators. This species and the Yellow Coster (Acraea issoria) are the only two Indian representatives of the predominantly African tribe Acraeini.

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