Where do Butterflies go when it Rains
I passed on Her answer to my daughters: When it rains the butterflies hide under the leaves. They are delicate and can perish in severe storms. So often after rains we have gone for walks just to see if any butterfly was hiding under the leaves… or if the butterflies were flapping their wings mildly to dry their wings. Many times we were lucky to see the hanging butterflies with their wings tightly shut.
The butterfly in this picture is Blue Tiger Butterfly.
Butterflies flutter around in the sunny days. It is easy to search for the different species then and if it rains heavily for a short spell then you will for sure get to capture them in your lens. Just in case you are interested in recognizing the various species of butterflies, here is a site to get you started. Butterfly pictures.
Common Crow Butterfly (Euploea Core)
The lifespan of a butterfly is just one to two weeks and if there are storms within this period the butterflies perish. The last generation of monarch butterflies of a year survives eight to nine months. They hibernate during the winter months. The Ringlet Butterfly can fly during light showers and when the temperatures are warm enough. The one below is a Orange Tip butterfly.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore