Common wanderer [Pareronia valeria] on cucurma flower
Flora & Fauna
The Common wanderer is found in India and Southeast Asia. It has a wingspan of around 6-8 cm, and belongs to the family Pieridae. According to Wikipedia, “The name ‘butterfly’ is believed to have originated from a member of this family, the brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni, which was called the ‘butter-coloured fly’ by early British naturalists.”
Mymoon Moghul collection - Butterflies
Mymoon Moghul was born and brought up in the IIT Madras campus. She did her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Madras. Mymoon Moghul graduated from Quaid-e-Millat Govt. College for Women, Chennai with a degree in zoology. Following this, she completed her post-graduation in Library and Information Science and Psychology. In 2001, Mymoon attained a doctorate in the field of scientometrics. She has been working as a library professional since 1986. Since 1993, she has been working at the CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai. She is a passionate wildlife photographer.