1. Puddling Tailed Jay
Butterflies are often encountered with their proboscis unfurled and probing into the ground to take in water and nutrients. At the muddy or sandy puddle (often tainted with animal urine or excreta), the butterfly sips water rich in mineral salts and other essential nutrients (mostly sodium chloride and nitrogen-rich solutions) that have leached from the surrounding soil and rocks. Male butterflies do more puddling than females.

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2. Sway (Long Banded Silverlines)
The Long Banded Silverlines belong to the genus Spindasis. The butterflies are distinguished by the silvery markings on the undersides and the hindwings possess two tails.


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