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Euthalia nais, the baronet, is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia.

Contents

1 Description 2 Distribution 3 Life cycle

3.1 Larva 3.2 Pupa

4 Larval host plants 5 See also 6 References

Description[edit]

In Narsapur, Medak district, India

The male and the female both have tawny-yellow uppersides. The forewing has a traverse black line below apex cell and an oval spot beyond encircling a small yellow spot, a broad short oblique discal bar and an angulated postdiscal lunular band the costa narrowly and the termen shaded with black. Hindwing: a comparatively large triangular patch below the middle of the costa, a postdiscal evenly curved series of spots and a broad band along the termen black. Underside dark ochraceous red. Forewing: the base shaded with fuscous black, two spots at base of cell and a transverse line beyond crimson pink, edged with black: a very broad oblique discal band, angulated downwards below vein 4, bordered posteriorly by a large black spot on the inner side and outwardly and anteriorly by an oblique broad black band, followed by four anterior obliquely placed ochraceous-white spots, and beyond by a very narrow lunular black band bent downwards below vein 6. Hindwing: a crimson short line at extreme base, two crimson black-bordered spots in cell: a comparatively broad transverse discal white band often broken up into a large spot below middle of costa, with two or three spots in line below it; finally, a postdiscal series of small black spots. Antennae are black, bright ochraceous at apex; head, thorax and abdomen tawny red above, brown shaded with crimson-pink below.[2]

Under side; Bhenskatri, Dang, Gujarat, India

Upperside; Bhenskatri, Dang, Gujarat

Distribution[edit] It is widely found in India and Sri Lanka. In India its distribution ranges from lower Himalayas to southern India[2] Life cycle[edit] Larva[edit] The larva is light green with the purple spots on the dorsal. The sides of the larva contain row of ten horizontal spines covered with fine green hair.[2] Pupa[edit] The pupa is short broad and triangular. It is green and has gold spots and lines.[2] Larval host plants[edit] The larval host plants are Shorea robusta and Diospyros melanoxylon [3]

Mating pair

Egg

Caterpillar

See also[edit]

List of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae)

References[edit]

^ "Euthalia Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms ^ a b c d Bingham, C.T. (1905). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma Butterflies. 1 (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd.  ^ kehimkar, isaac (2008). The book of indian butterflies. BNHS. p. 384.  access-date= requires url= (help)

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Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q565685 EoL: 4063079 iNaturalist: 2

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