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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Biblidinae > Biblidini > Ariadne

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

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

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

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale, V. Jathar, T. Bhagwat, M. Konwar, N. Ravikanthachari, and S. Debnath. 2020. Ariadne merione (Cramer, [1777]) – Common Castor. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.75. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/765/Ariadne-merione
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