Ariadne merione (Cramer, [1777]) - Common Castor

Subspecies in India

(1) Ariadne merione merione (Cramer, [1777]) – Dakhan Common Castor
(2) Ariadne merione tapestrina (Moore, 1884) – Intricate Common Castor

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1111321
Arunachal Pradesh1111
Assam11132
Bihar
Chandigarh11
Chhattisgarh11121445
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi3221285
Goa
Gujarat217
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand
Karnataka1163527166691317
Kerala1244310137
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1111221
Maharashtra6533292027373817
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram1
Nagaland111
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab21
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1111
Tamil Nadu2113
Tripura13116
Uttar Pradesh117643
Uttarakhand1912441
West Bengal9345113107
Total321519261614464489778961
Ricinus communis (de Rhe-Philip 1902; Sevastopulo 1939; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Tragia hispida (Robinson et al. 2010;), Tragia involucrata (Bell 1910b; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Tragia plukenetii (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

Saji K., H. Ogale, V. Jathar, T. Bhagwat, M. Konwar, N. Ravikanthachari, and S. Debnath 2022. Ariadne merione (Cramer, [1777]) – Common 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-merione, accessed 2022/08/20.