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Angled Castor-Ariadne ariadne-Nymphalidae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Angled Castor-, Ariadne ariadne, Nymphalidae
Native South East Asia   Wingspan 4.5-6 cm
It is found in all the climatic zones from sea level to about 3000 feet elevation. However, it prefers the dry and intermediate zones. It is found all year round in small numbers and favors open scrub land. It is common in secondary forests, waste places, and specially along sunny property boundaries with overgrown vegetation.
It has a weak flight and stays just a few feet above ground, frequently settling on flowers or other vegetaion in its habitat. The flight is characteristic - a few downward power strokes followed by a short spell of gliding with its wings held horizontal. Once settled, it opens its wings completely, occasionally moving them back and forth in a slow deliberate manner. Both sexes visit flowers readily.

Caterpillar feed on:

Ricinus-communis

Tragia-involucrata

 

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