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 UT
Andhra Pradesh21211
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1141
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka712114661142
Kerala2233331273
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra62193351835
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11132
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal41313414
Total2275677224422391413

Ricinus communis, Tragia hispida, Tragia involucrata, Tragia plukenetii, Tragia praetervisa (Euphorbiaceae). Recently, Tragia praetervisa has been recorded as a new larval host plant by Nitin Kawthankar from Pal, Vengurla Taluka, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra.

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, M. Bhakare, N. Kawthankar, and K. Kunte 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 2022/12/02.