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Common Castor butterflies mating

Ariadne merione

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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3 Comments

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 5 months ago

Ah thank you for the confirmation

SukanyaDatta
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?

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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

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