'Sapphire Corner'
'Sapphire Corner'

a butterfly hot-spot named after its several species of Heliophorus on the road between Khonoma and Mezoma

Stream
Stream

at Sapphire Corner

Aspen coppicing
Aspen coppicing
Aspen
Aspen

young trees not yet prepared for coppicing

Another view
Another view

of the stream running through Sapphire Corner

Khonoma
Khonoma

in the distance through the trees and across the paddy fields

Aspen coppicing
Aspen coppicing

for sustainable wood supply

Spring blossoms
Spring blossoms

of cherry and apple on the road between Khonoma and Huenambe Village

Magnolia
Magnolia
Forest canopy
Forest canopy

dotted with flowering trees on the road to Dzuleke

Red rhodedendron
Red rhodedendron

integral to the forest flora

Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom

photo: Arjan

Pieris candidia indica
Pieris candidia indica

Indian Cabbage White, female

Pieris melete
Pieris melete

Green-veined White, female

male

also male

Colias fieldii
Colias fieldii

Dark Clouded Yellow

Pseudozizeeria maha
Pseudozizeeria maha

Pale Grass Blue

Udara albocaeruleus
Udara albocaeruleus

Albocerulean

Acytolepis puspa
Acytolepis puspa

Common Hedge Blue

Zizula hylax
Zizula hylax

Tiny Grass Blues, Kolkata Botanical Garden

Heliophorus kohimensis
Heliophorus kohimensis

Naga Sapphire

Heliophorus moorei
Heliophorus moorei

Azure Sapphire

female

Junonia iphita
Junonia iphita

Chocolate Pansy

Junonia orithya
Junonia orithya

Blue Pansy, male

female

Cethosia biblis
Cethosia biblis

Red Lacewing, male

Symbrenthia brabira
Symbrenthia brabira

Yellow Jester

Neptis hylas varmona
Neptis hylas varmona

Common Sailer

Neptis sp.
Neptis sp.

Himalayan Glider

Araschnia dohertyi
Araschnia dohertyi

Manipur Map

Lethe naga
Lethe naga

Naga Treebrown

Lethe verma
Lethe verma

Straight-banded Treebrown

Mycalesis sp.
Mycalesis sp.

Licaline Bushbrown, at Mezoma

Mithun bull
Mithun bull

a cross between the wild Gaur and domestic cattle; photo: Arjan