Dragonflies and Butterflies in Mumbai

Mumbai is really not known for insect life apart from flies and mosquiotoes! But here are some of the beauties I found on a trail nearby. It led me to rethink Mumbai from a fast growing urban metro to a silent city hidden beneath with a heart of tropical coastal life.


A Morning at Karna Lake


When you travel from Chandigarh towards Delhi, midway, hidden along the road is a small lake. It is a part of a government resort. Though I wouldn’t really call it a “resort” considering its condition, but nevertheless it is a refreshing spot. Here are some pictures of cormorants, egrets and other birds that have made the lake their dwelling place. Also few other biodiversity spotted is documented below.


Top: painted lady. Middle: wasp moth. Last: Cabbage butterfly.