Graphium doson @ home ….


I could not resist the pun in the title, this butterfly was truly at home among the plants at home. The Graphium doson or Common Jay is a beautiful butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae (or swallow-tailed butterflies). It is widespread and common throughout Southeast Asia, including lower elevations in Sri Lanka and India.

PS: Clicking on this link Common Jay takes you to a beautiful butterfly blog with the life story of this butterfly in photographs.


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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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