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Common Castor Caterpillar

Ariadne merione


Green. Spiky. Touch at your peril. Voracious. Strips these broad leaves down to teh midrib and veins.


Feed almost exclusively on castor (Ricinus communis); so it is nice that there are plots of land lying neglected in our residential colony where these plants least for now.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Nov 22, 2018
Submitted on Nov 27, 2018

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