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Monkey Puzzle Butterfly

Rathinda amor

Description:

Wingspan: 26-28mm Status: Not rare Distr.: India (South India up to Gujrat, orissa, West Bangal, Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast), Bangladesh, Shri Lanka.

Habitat:

Prefers mixed deciduous forests with good rainfall & plains as well as hills up to 900m. Weak, fluttering flight, keeps to undergrowth and clearings, usually near the larval food plants.

Notes:

Adult: HW has tree tails. UN white to dark yellowish brown. UNF has irregular dark basal markings. curved white discal line and a broad, rich dark brown, apical patch. UNH with irregular dark spots and lines, and a silver marginal line, UP of both sexes dark brown; UPH with two black tornal spots and a narrow dark reddish band above and beyond them. LF: Ixora spp., and other plants belonging to Rubiaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Lortanthaceae, Sapindaceae an Myrtaceae. Found in Dahanu (Asawa fort), Maharashtra, India

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15 Comments

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 2 years ago

:)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Welcome..!!

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 2 years ago

hey thanx...
n thanx 4 d link Ashish... :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Yogesh go through following link...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathinda_am...

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 2 years ago

Beautiful butterfly!!!!! generally I sow this butterfly on "Rubiaceae family" (Ixora).Why? anyone know?

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 2 years ago

ok.. thanks.. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

You can edit your spottings. As a Ranger I can do correction work. No need to add Scientist's name with Binomial ID. It will raise the confusion as third name is reserved for sub-specie of races in same specie. You can check my Bird spottings mentioned races after Binomial ID.

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 2 years ago

@ Ashish... how did u remove this? :O
btw.. its all knowledge 4 bio & zoo students..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Hi Rajas I removed Latin name classifier's name from Binomial name's space in your favor.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Great spotting..!!
This is amazing butterfly..!!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Very nice!

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 2 years ago

Hey thank u frnds... :)

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 2 years ago

Superb series...!!!
TFS :-)

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

lovely !

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

wonderful spotting!

Dahanu, Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Lat: 19.99, Long: 72.73

Spotted on Dec 18, 2011
Submitted on Feb 22, 2012

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