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Common Name : Angled Castor
Bengali Name :


Angled Castor


Scientific Name : Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 45 - 60 mm
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
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