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Common Mime Larva

Papilio Clytia

Description:

The larvae and pupa are stated by Mackinnon to resemble closely the larva and pupa of P. agestor'. Messrs. Davidson and Aitken's description of them is as follows: "Not unlike the larva of the Ornithoptera group in form, having similar rows of fleshy processes, but it is by far the handsomest Papilio larva we know, being of a dark umber-brown colour with a bright red spot at the base of each process, a dorsal row of large irregular yellow patches and a partial lateral row ending in a diagonal band which connects the two. Velvet black or dark green. Has carmine spots. Has a dark red-brown longitudinal band and red spots. Two rows of sharp spines on segments 1 to 4 and single row on the others. The Osmeterium is light indigo-blue.

Habitat:

This is a butterfly of hilly regions but also found at lower elevations. It is plentiful in the premonsoon and monsoon period and becomes scarce later on.

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9 Comments

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 2 years ago

Amazing capture!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Wow! awesome :)

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 8 years ago

Yeah the pink looks awesome!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

I love the pink.

IndikaJayatissa
IndikaJayatissa 8 years ago

Thanks for all :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

nice..

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 8 years ago

wow! Love the colours

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

wonderful!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful shot.

IndikaJayatissa
Spotted by
IndikaJayatissa

Galle, දකුණු පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Jan 11, 2013

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