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Common Castor butterflies mating

Ariadne merione


Orangish colour. Dorsal and ventral sides look totally different. When wings are open there is a prominent white dot on each wing.


Rajarhaat area which is a suburb of Kolkata area under development. There still are patches of weedy vegetation, waterbodies, tall grass and reeds ...for how much longer is the question.


This butterfly is common...I see it near my home too.

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Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 5 months ago

Ah thank you for the confirmation

SukanyaDatta 5 months ago

Yes. I put the word mating in brackets against the common name too.

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 5 months ago

Is this a mating pair?

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Oct 26, 2019
Submitted on Oct 27, 2019

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