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BUTTERFLY BIOLOGY: PREDATION

Butterflies face several predators during various life stages. Here is a selection of some:

Oriental Blue Tiger

Indian Pioneer

Spider with Dakhan Common Gull

Jumping spider with Dakhan Pale Grass Blue

Bee-eater with Danaid Eggfly

Crab spider with Indian Common Silverline

Signature spider with Modest Small Salmon Arab

Praying Mantis with Indian Common Crow

Praying Mantis with Indian Common Crow

Predation by black ants Oriental Common Banded Awl.

Predation by ants Oriental Common Maplet

House Crow predating  Indian Common Crow

Predation by Orb spider Oriental Common Maplet

Predation by crab spider Dakhan Pale Grass Blue

Predation by House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) Oriental Common Evening Brown

Jumping Spider predating Common Four-ring

Jumping Spider predating Common Four-ring

Green Marsh Hawk predating Khasi Common Jester

Predation by Robberfly Silver Hairstreak

Unidentified bug feeding on Dakhan Tailed Jay

Salticidae sp. of spider predating Indian Common Sailer

Oecophylla smaragdina ants predating Indian Spot Swordtail

Thomisidae sp. of spider predating Indian Common Sailer

Thomisidae sp. of spider Predating Oriental Plain Tiger

Robberfly predating Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Pycnonotus jocosus predating Oriental Great Eggfly

Zakerana sp. predating Indian Dark Cerulean

Thomisidae sp. of spider predating Oriental Common Cerulean

Thomisidae sp. of spider predating Oriental Common Cerulean

Thomisidae sp. of spider predating Oriental Common Cerulean

Crab spider predating Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Crab spider predating Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Gongylus gongylodes predating Oriental Chocolate Pansy

Predation by Crab Spider of Indian Jezebel

Predation by Crab Spider of Indian Jezebel

Predation by Robber Fly Oriental Grass Jewel

Hierococcyx varius feeding on larvae Bengal Leopard Lacewing

Oriolus xanthornus feeding on larvae Bengal Leopard Lacewing

Predation by a spider Oriental Psyche

Predation by a spider Oriental Psyche

Predation by Crab Spider Dakhan Common Jay

Cone Headed Mantis (Empusa pennata) predating Coromandel Glassy Tiger

Cone Headed Mantis (Empusa pennata) predating Coromandel Glassy Tiger

Lynx spider preying on Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Caught in spider web Southern Chestnut Bob

Predation by Ants Anomalous Nawab

Predation by Ants Anomalous Nawab

Predation by wasp Oriental Lemon Emigrant

Southern Chestnut Bob

Predation by praying mantis Continental Common Pierrot

Predation by signature spider Indian Common Rose

Predation by Crab Spider Indian Jezebel

Mating pair predated by a Salticidae spider (Jumping spider) Asian Zebra Blue

Caterpillar killed by spider Oriental Common Mime

Paradise Flycatcher eating Emigrant. Oriental Lemon Emigrant

Predation by spider Oriental Common Mime

Indian Common Mormon

Indian Common Mormon


Cite this page along with its URL as:

Anonymous. 2017. Indian Common Mormon. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.31. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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