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Pupa of Southern Birdwing Butterfly

Troides minos


A largish pupa seen hanging on a plant that is not the host plant. Apparently the caterpillars don't pupate on the host plant, but travel a short distance away, to some other plant.


Tropical wet evergreen montane forest.


Host plant, Aristolochia indica -Indian birthworth.

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 5 years ago

We stopped there for lunch - a table and chairs were got out. Earlier that day we had been in a lot of mist while the vehicle went off to get petrol or something. We had seen little at that earlier spot.

pamsai 5 years ago

Les. Is that the place where we stopped for lunch, or the place outside Munnar with the little waterfall beside the road ?

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 5 years ago

I have not worked out how to contact you so am putting a query here Pam.
Do you have location details for the place we stopped at for some time on the way to Thekkady? It was where the map butterfly was seen just before we left.

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Oct 27, 2015
Submitted on Dec 4, 2015


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