Thursday, December 2, 2010

Small Salmon Arab (Colotis amata modestus)

Due to salmon-pink color and epi-center of its distribution - which is believed to be of Arabia-, this small butterfly of low country dry zone got that name Small Salmon Arab. It is rather uncommon butterfly of scrublands and open areas. Unlike most other butterflies it often flies during hot hours of the day.  Female of this species sometime has white form instead of usual salmon color.  Larva of Small Salmon Arab feeds on plants of Salvadora persica and Azima tetracantha of Salvadoraceae family. 

1 comment:

  1. you should not add the "C" in middle of the image. have you noticed that beauty has gone just becos of that C.

    I don't like atall about the CR info