Euthalia aconthea, Baron, Nymphalidae

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Euthalia aconthea, Baron, Nymphalidae


Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6 cm

Male: Upperside olivaceous brown. Forewing: two transverse short black lines at base, a black loop across middle, and another beyond apex of cell, with their centres dark brown, followed by an angulated discal dark brown band bordered outwardly by a series of five white spots; two preapical white spots beyond and a broad, somewhat diffuse, subterminal black band broadening over the apex and angulated inwards in interspace .Hind wing shaded with dark brown at base, two crescent-shaped dark brown loop-like marks in cell; a discal series of dark brown, elongate, outwardly acute, inwardly diffuse, somewhat hastate spots, followed by a subterminal series of small spots of the same colour. Underside ochraceous brown. Fore wing: five transverse slender black lines across cell; a black spot below median vein; discal and preapical white spots as on the upperside, succeeded by a postdiscal series of somewhat diffuse crescent-shaped black marks,and a broad terminal pale lilac band not reaching the apex, bordered narrowly along the termen with dark brown. Hind wing with four or five slender black loops at base, a posteriorly obsolescent postdiscal series of diffuse black marks and a subterminal series of black dots; the termen near apex touched with pale lilac. Antennas, head, thorax and abdomen dark brown, the antenna) ochraceous at apex, the body paler beneath.
Female: similar but of a paler shade. Upperside : forewing differs from that of the male in the absence of the dark discal and subterminal bands, and in the series of discal spots being elongate, much larger. Hind wing : the discal series of outwardly pointed black -markings nearly obsolescent. Underside similar to that of the male, but the groundcolour more ochraceous, the markings larger, more diffuse.
Expanse 68-79 mm.
The pupa is green and quadrangular and found especially on mango where it is sometimes treated as a minor pest.

Caterpillar feed on:

Anacardium-occidentale, Mangifera-indica

Anacardium occidentale,
see: Mangifera indica



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