Mud-Puddling Butterflies

mud-puddling

Periyar Tiger Reserve is home to an impressive species diversity of 160 butterflies, underscoring the crucial relationship between plants and animals. Butterflies mainly males need minerals for reproduction, so they are often found gathering together to take salt and minerals from the wet soil and  plants in a behavior called mud-puddling.

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