Mudsipping

Mudsipping

Also called mud-puddling. It is an interesting behaviour of male butterflies uptaking minerals from sand, mud or wet rocks. It is seen anywhere from plainland to high hills. Single or large number of butterflies gather for puddling in single a place in this behaviour.


Mudsipping of Papilio polytes and Papilio helenus. Sathchari National Park, Habiganj. 30/10/2013.


Papilio castor. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati.13/06/2014.