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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

Sahyadri Common Orange Awlet

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 Black-spotted 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

Black-spotted Pierrot

Black-spotted Pierrot

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Indian Common Rose

Oriental Common Mime

Oriental Common Banded Awl

Oriental Common Banded Awl

Oriental Common Leopard

Sylhet Three-spot Grass Yellow

Oriental Common Leopard

Oriental Common Leopard

Indian Wanderer

Malabar Glad-eye Bushbrown

Indian Red Pierrot

Indian Red Pierrot

Oriental Common Bluebottle

Double-branded Black Crow

Himalayan Common Hedge Blue

Oriental Lemon Emigrant

Bengal Slate Flash

Danaid Eggfly

Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Indian Common Mormon

Indian Common Mormon

Indian Red Pierrot

Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Indo-Chinese Chocolate Albatross

Asian Zebra Blue

Indian Lime Blue

Oriental Lemon Emigrant

Oriental Common Leopard

Himalayan Cabbage White

Himalayan Cabbage White

Himalayan Cabbage White

Himalayan Cabbage White

Oriental Lemon Emigrant

Indian Pale Palm-Dart

Garhwal Great Blackvein

Garhwal Great Blackvein

Garhwal Great Blackvein

Indian Common Silverline

Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Joker

West Himalayan Marbled Flat

Indian Red Pierrot

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Tawny Coster

Tawny Coster

Rounded Palm-redeye

Rounded Palm-redeye

Dakhan Spotted Flat

Dakhan Spotted Flat

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Himalayan Yellow Coster

Himalayan Yellow Coster

Himalayan Yellow Coster

Modest Small Salmon Arab

Modest Small Salmon Arab

Sahyadri Common Five-ring

Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Danaid Eggfly

Asian Zebra Blue

Asian Zebra Blue

Black-spotted Grass Jewel

Black-spotted Grass Jewel

Black-spotted Grass Jewel

Oriental Common Bluebottle

Oriental Common Mime

Oriental Common Mime


Cite this page along with its URL as:

Anonymous. 2019. Oriental Common Mime. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.63. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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