Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus, 1763) - Angled Castor

Subspecies in India

(1) Ariadne ariadne indica (Moore, 1884) – Indian Angled Castor
(2) Ariadne ariadne pallidior (Fruhstorfer, 1899) – Large Angled Castor

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh21211
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam141
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka612114641132
Kerala2233331273
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra3219335915
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11132
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal41313414
Total1875667224420301113
Ricinus communis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Tragia hispida (Robinson et al. 2010), Tragia involucrata (Bell 1910; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tragia plukenetii (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1910; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Euphorbiaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

K. Saji, H. Ogale and M. Bhakare 2022. Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus, 1763) – Angled Castor. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/ariadne-ariadne, accessed 2022/08/11.