Angled Castor


  • Common Name : Angled Castor
  • Scientific Name : Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 45-60mm
  • Colour : Reddish brown with regular slender single lines.
  • Habit : Flight is typical, with low beatings of wings and intermittently sailing like sailers with jerky and irregular movements. Seen basking generally near food plants. Fly about 1.5 m above the ground, often settling on leaves and low bushes with body parallel to the sun rays.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ricinus communis, Tragia involucrata etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal