19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mating of Common Grass Yellow

This is a photograph of a mating pair Common grass yellow (Eurema hecabe) butterfly. Butterflies are sexually mature just after eclosing from their chrysalis. Here also, the female engaged in mating just after emerging from the pupa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS M50
Copyright: © Manaska Mukhopadhyay