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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.)
Doesn't the caterpillar get poked by these thorns?
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
Spotted on Apr 5, 2013 Submitted on Apr 5, 2013