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Yellow Coster Looking at this butterfly you would not be able to guess that this was the thing inside the chrysalis I shared in my previous post. Butterflies are so different throughout their life time. Spiney looking dark catarpillar develops into a very beautiful whitish pupa and then the butterfly coming out of this is so yellow in colour. This is diversity of shapes and colours within the species. <br />
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Chrysalis stage <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93305/chrysalis_is_such_a_fascinating_thing.html" title="Chrysalis is such a fascinating thing!!!"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1843/93305_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1609372810&Signature=pjKgqRfhLYQce3wCN0w%2FfnmJ%2Bgs%3D" width="122" height="152" alt="Chrysalis is such a fascinating thing!!! This is sci-fi in real life. I happened to noticed this Chrysalis near a small stream flowing through the mountains and I learnt that this species prefer high mountain valleys at an elevation ranging 500m-1400m. Also, learnt that this species form colonies and hence I could see many such Chrysalis and more than a dozen of adults at this spot. I am going to upload the image of the adult I managed to capture in my next post.<br />
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Yellow Coster

Looking at this butterfly you would not be able to guess that this was the thing inside the chrysalis I shared in my previous post. Butterflies are so different throughout their life time. Spiney looking dark catarpillar develops into a very beautiful whitish pupa and then the butterfly coming out of this is so yellow in colour. This is diversity of shapes and colours within the species.

Chrysalis stage

Chrysalis is such a fascinating thing!!! This is sci-fi in real life. I happened to noticed this Chrysalis near a small stream flowing through the mountains and I learnt that this species prefer high mountain valleys at an elevation ranging 500m-1400m. Also, learnt that this species form colonies and hence I could see many such Chrysalis and more than a dozen of adults at this spot. I am going to upload the image of the adult I managed to capture in my next post.<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Stunning capture, beautiful! Posted 7 months ago
  2. I must agree with Claire! Wonderful species and photo! Posted 7 months ago
  3. Great find and capture. Posted 7 months ago
  4. Stunningly bright appearance, nice find! Posted 7 months ago

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''Acraea issoria'', the yellow coster, is a small, leathery-winged butterfly. This species of the subgenus and the tawny coster ''terpsicore'') with its sister species ''moluccana'') and ''meyeri'') of the nominotypical subgenus, are the only Asiatic representatives of the predominantly African subfamily Acraeinae.

According to George Talbot the race ''anomala'' is found in the western Himalayas while the nominate form is from the eastern Himalayas.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Apr 27, 2020. Captured Jun 15, 2019 12:31 in SH 33, Kella, Himachal Pradesh 176319, India.
  • NIKON D5600
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO640
  • 240mm