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Pupa of Tawny Coster

Acraea violae


Pupa has white ground colour with black narrow bands or stripes running lengthwise. It has short, pale golden brown processes embedded in the bands running dorso-laterally, laterally, and ventrally. The pupa is suspended vertically on the host plant. The pupa was not easily seen as the plant is infested by aphids.


Striking passionfruit (Passiflora foetida), Corky Passionflower (Passiflora subrrosa)

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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

The Tawny Coster laid eggs on my Passionflower vine but I could only see the caterpillars growing...never saw even one pupa...thank you for sharing.
Here are my caterpillars.

Evelyn Chia
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Evelyn Chia


Spotted on May 26, 2015
Submitted on Jun 4, 2015

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