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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Biblidinae > Biblidini > Ariadne

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

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Biblidinae > Biblidini > Ariadne


Cite this page along with its URL as:
K. Saji, H. Ogale and M. Bhakare. 2020. Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus, 1763) – Angled Castor. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/493/Ariadne-ariadne
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