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  • Ariadne ariadne
  • Angled Castor
  • Nymphalidae
  • The larvae feed on Ricinus communis, Tragia incolucrata and Trangia cannabinna.
  • Southeast Asia
  • The adults are known to feed from a variety of nectar plants.
  • The Angled Castor is regularly observed in disturbed habitats where the host plants have been introduced. These areas often include roadside ditches and the outskirts of urban settings.
  • Adults spend the majority of their time in proximity of the host plants. After mating the female lays her eggs singularly on the tops of the host plant leaves. When the larvae hatch out they feed on the host plant until it is time to pupate. Pupae may be found on the host plant stem or similar surrounding surfaces.
  • There are multiple broods each year making it possible to find adults year round, with the highest populations being observed June til September.
  • Most butterfly eggs are relatively smooth, or appear smooth without some form of magnification. In the case of the Angled Caster however their eggs have white spines that project out from all surfaces not attached to the plant.