Ariadne merione

Ariadne merione tapestrina Moore, 1884 – Common Castor
Family- Nymphalidae

Adult


Dorsal view. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 22-11-2012


Dorsal view. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 22-11-2012


Dorsal view. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 22-11-2012


Dorsal view. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 22-11-2012


Dorsal view. Golden Temple, Bandarban. 08-01-2015


Dorsal view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 04-01-2014


Dorsal view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 28-12-2013


Dorsal view. An individual feeding sweat. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 10-10-2013

Early Stages


5th instar larva. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 05-08-2014


5th instar larva. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 05-08-2014


5th instar larva. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 05-08-2014


5th instar larva. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 05-08-2014

Status: Common. Habit and Habitat: It is found in all types of habitats where the Castor plants grow. It is spread throughout the Bangladesh and found in plain land, homestead vegetation, plain land forest and hill forest, mixed evergreen forest, dried land, river bank, gardens and grass land. Flight slow. Gliding during flight. Often it comes back the same spot after flying. Female and male look similar. Local Distribution: Widely distributed. Range: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China