Like other Lycaenid butterflies the Spring Azure forms close associations with ants. The ants protect the caterpillars from predators in exchange for a sweet substance called honeydew. http://ift.tt/1SGrV4j
Monkey-Puzzle [Rathinda amor] is a small lycaenid / blue-butterfly from south Asia. It has a weak-flight; stays low and does not fly for long without alighting. Its method of alighting is interesting - as soon as it lands, it turns around and waggles its tail filaments, it also side-steps for a while - all this is may be to confuse a predator as to which side is the head. This is a likely reason that the first naturalists may have named the species the Monkey Puzzle. Kadavoor, Kerala, India.