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Rustic pupa

Cupha erymanthis

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My 300th Spotting!!

22 Comments

Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago

Thanks Chief!!!

Another incredible discovery!

Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago

Thanks Cindy!!

Wonderful colors and spotting, Subin!

Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago

Thanks Marta RubioTexeira

Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago

@ Lauren :)

Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago

Nuwan and Bayucca thanks for the id!!
@ Bayucca Thanks for all your HARDWORK.checked the links you provided.they were very informative . Thanks again

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Ha ha ha bayucca! I have a reason the different ground color :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Hahaaa..! it should be called Decorated potato (although Christmas also suits it). Just joking! is an excellent spotting! :-)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

In this case we probably should call this Christmas Potato (Pomfrittas noelensis)... ;-)...
@Nuwan: Do you have an explanation for the different ground color? Usually it is green, not "apricot".

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

You guys worked so hard on something that is really just a potato!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae, for sure, Vagrantini almost for sure. I think it might be the Rustic, Cupha erymanthis, there are several subspecies found in whole India, I am not sure which one is found in your area. I have checked hundreds of pupa pictures and did not find any other similar one. Some markings and the ground color are not 100% matching, but almost ;-)...
Please, verify and we have probably need earlystages/Keith vor confirmation or correction...
Just a few link to compare:
http://ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/Nymphal/C...
http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/100...
http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupha_eryma...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakrishna...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/haneesh/532...
http://paro6.dnp.go.th/paro6_royal_proje...
http://www.bubuleps.com/Cuphaprosope.php...
Click on the Cupha erymanthis and click for early stages (no separate window possible).
What you guys think of Rustic??

Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago

Thanks guys!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

It looks like a really poisonous sprouting potato! Congratulation on reaching 300! The potato was a good choice!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Great one to reach 300! Loos very special :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Congrats on your 500th.. Unique chrysalis!

Oh congrats Subin! And thank you Tiz. :))

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

Haha, great comment Chief! I could not agree more :D And a great spotting Subin Sudhakaran, I am happy to have seen this :D Great choice for 300!

:))@Jemma :))

Amazing! Amazing! Looks like something fallen from our old valve radio.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Where was all this stuff when i was in Kerala?!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

creepy, and congrats on 300!

Subin S
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Subin S

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jul 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 30, 2013

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