Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus nyseus)

Common insect found in lowlands up to mid hills, throughout the year.  It roosts on flower heads or flower stalks during the evening hours in groups of several, sometime up to a dozen. The larva feeds inside the thick leaves of Akkapana(Bryophyllum calycinum) and coming out only to pupate. Sometime yellow aberrations occurs where orange patch of upper wings replaced by yellow. 

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