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Common Castor

Ariadne merione

Description:

Their wingspan ranges between 30–35mm. Like others in the Nymphalidae family, their front two legs are small and unused, effectively making them four-legged. These smaller appendages are covered with long hairs, giving them the characteristic brush look.

Habitat:

rainforest, south-eastern Asia

Notes:

Another butterfly that landed on my backpack. Nam Nao national park.

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common castor
Ariadne merione Ariadne merione


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3 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks isabellasmurf!

isabellasmurf
isabellasmurf 7 years ago

Very Pretty!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Harsha for the ID. I thought this butterfly looked familiar. I had also spotted it in Vietnam http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/104..., but I saw so many butterflies, it was hard to keep track of them all.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Thailand

Lat: 16.85, Long: 101.52

Spotted on Mar 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 9, 2012

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