Butterfly Migration Has Begun in Bengaluru


Bengaluru also knows as the garden city is currently amidst a butterfly migration from the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats. These butterflies migrate from the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats in the month of June to escape the monsoon, lay eggs and once they hatch and become butterflies, again go back to the Western Ghats. The migration has been going on since ages and is a sight to behold when came across. This year the migration has come a little late than expected.

There are 4 types of butterfly species that could be seen flying through the concrete jungle of Bangalore. Those are Blue Tiger, Plain Tiger, Common Crow and Striped Tiger. Of course, there are other species as well, but these four are most common and recognisable. Thes butterflies often take nectar from milkweed family plant and Lantana. Although these butterflies can be seen anywhere throughout the city, areas around Lalbagh and Cubbon Park have more chance of their visit since there are plants that they prefer to feed on.

To increase chances of seeing them you could offer cotton balls socked in suger water outside your house or in balcony.

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