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''Ariadne merione'', the common castor, is an orange butterfly with brown lines whose larvae feed almost exclusively on castor . It is similar in appearance to ''Ariadne ariadne'', the angled castor.

This species is found in south and southeast Asia. Their wingspan ranges between 30–35 mm. Like others in the family Nymphalidae, their front two legs are small and unused, effectively making them four legged. These smaller appendages are covered with long hairs, giving them the characteristic.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Atal_wildman
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Uploaded Jun 15, 2019. Captured Dec 5, 2015 09:26.
  • COOLPIX P7000
  • f/2.8
  • 10/3200s
  • ISO100
  • 6mm