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Description:

These two flew on to my arm attached wen i just entered our roof top ..... they didnt even fly away although i moved a lot i want to know which plants they lay their eggs on ... so dat i can rear their caterpillars also which one male and female

Notes:

I always see such butterflies feeding from my Golden dew drop and Madagascar Periwinkle flowers

3 Comments

Is it different from the rice swift in my other spotting or is dat identification wrong http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/114...

Thank u very for the info .... although i released them already ... i did put some rice leaves but they didnt seem to be laying any eggs ... didnt want them inside the jar

catgrin
catgrin 6 years ago

EOL provides a description to identify between male and female on the detail tab. Basically - the one on the right, with clearer spots on it, is the female.
Adults feed on nectar. Young eat rice plants. "Newly hatched caterpillars are especially voracious in eating young seedlings. They also use silken threads to roll up and stitch together partially eaten leaves for more efficient consumption."

All information EOL - http://eol.org/pages/187192/details

Kazir Dewri, চট্টগ্রাম, Bangladesh

Spotted on Oct 31, 2014
Submitted on Nov 1, 2014

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