'Sapphire Corner'
'Sapphire Corner'

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

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Stream
Stream

at Sapphire Corner

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Aspen coppicing
Aspen coppicing
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Aspen
Aspen

young trees not yet prepared for coppicing

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Another view
Another view

of the stream running through Sapphire Corner

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Khonoma
Khonoma

in the distance through the trees and across the paddy fields

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Aspen coppicing
Aspen coppicing

for sustainable wood supply

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Spring blossoms
Spring blossoms

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

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Magnolia
Magnolia
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Forest canopy
Forest canopy

dotted with flowering trees on the road to Dzuleke

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Red rhodedendron
Red rhodedendron

integral to the forest flora

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Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom

photo: Arjan

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Pieris candidia indica
Pieris candidia indica

Indian Cabbage White, female

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Pieris melete
Pieris melete

Green-veined White, female

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male

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also male

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Colias fieldii
Colias fieldii

Dark Clouded Yellow

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Pseudozizeeria maha
Pseudozizeeria maha

Pale Grass Blue

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Udara albocaeruleus
Udara albocaeruleus

Albocerulean

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Acytolepis puspa
Acytolepis puspa

Common Hedge Blue

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Zizula hylax
Zizula hylax

Tiny Grass Blues, Kolkata Botanical Garden

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Heliophorus kohimensis
Heliophorus kohimensis

Naga Sapphire

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Heliophorus moorei
Heliophorus moorei

Azure Sapphire

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female

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Junonia iphita
Junonia iphita

Chocolate Pansy

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Junonia orithya
Junonia orithya

Blue Pansy, male

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female

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Cethosia biblis
Cethosia biblis

Red Lacewing, male

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Symbrenthia brabira
Symbrenthia brabira

Yellow Jester

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Neptis hylas varmona
Neptis hylas varmona

Common Sailer

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Neptis sp.
Neptis sp.

Himalayan Glider

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Araschnia dohertyi
Araschnia dohertyi

Manipur Map

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Lethe naga
Lethe naga

Naga Treebrown

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Lethe verma
Lethe verma

Straight-banded Treebrown

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Mycalesis sp.
Mycalesis sp.

Licaline Bushbrown, at Mezoma

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Mithun bull
Mithun bull

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

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