was one of my very favourite Indian butterflies. I saw several
nectaring and flying around at the top of Dodabetta Peak. They look
like European fritillaries but with an unmistakeably exotic air about
them. The white and black patterns on the underside are subtle and
beautiful and the aerodynamic shape of the wings is quite special.
species flies throughout India and also in Australia, in a different
subspecies. The Australians call it the Australian fritillary!