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Host plant and Cat.

Aglais cashmirensis (Caterpillar) & Nettle plant

Description:

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
bayucca 7 years ago
Indian Tortoiseshell
Aglais caschmirensis aesis Indian Tortoiseshell


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2 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Doesn't the caterpillar get poked by these thorns?

bayucca
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!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nettle

Bhutan

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

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