Location : Palode, Thiruvananthapuram
Species: E. core
The butterfly, being protected by its inedibility, has a leisurely flight. It is often seen flying about shrubs and bushes in search of its host plants. It visits a large variety of flowering plant species.
The butterfly is distasteful due to chemicals from the latex of the food plants eaten in the caterpillar stage. The predator avoid this butterfly as the alkaloids in its body cause vomiting.
18-04-2011 – Collected a caterpillar
25-04-2011 – Become Pupa
Silver in colour
01-05-2011 – Emerged
IT TAKES 6 DAYS TO BECOME ADULT FROM PUPA