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Host plant and Cat.

Aglais cashmirensis (Caterpillar) & Nettle plant


Please ID the cat and its host plant? (The leaves and stem have small spins, when touch it pricks skin and cause itching.)

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Indian Tortoiseshell
Aglais caschmirensis aesis Indian Tortoiseshell

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Hema 7 years ago

Doesn't the caterpillar get poked by these thorns?

bayucca 7 years ago

Nymphalidae, Aglais sp. and most probably Aglais caschmirensis aesis. The host plant must be Urtica sp., might be the most common one Urtica dioica, but you have some other Urtica sp. in India. Please, verify both, caterpillar and host plant!


Spotted on Apr 5, 2013
Submitted on Apr 5, 2013

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