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Common castor

Ariadne merione

Description:

Generally 45-60mm wing span, this individual measured at 57mm. Family: Nymphadlidae One of the most common butterflies seen in India due to its host plant, Castor, being a common plant all over India. Basks with wings spread but rests with wings closed. First picture shows the upper pattern and the second shows the underneath.

Habitat:

Majority of habitat types. This individual found near long grass.

Notes:

Was caught in our butterfly trap and pictures were taken in a butterfly-safe bag while individual was processed. Butterfly was released unharmed afterwards.

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Spotted on Nov 9, 2015
Submitted on Nov 9, 2015

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