|Fresh specimen of Red Pierrot|
A tiny and unmistakable butterfly with very weak flight. Its with black and white body except for the lower portion on hind wings are red. Its very common around its host plant - Bryophyllum calycinum, a useful medicinal plant. In the medical garden behind hostel-3, plenty of Bryophyllum is planted.Plant grows few feet and remains green through out the year. Butterfly is mostly seen nectoring on the small flowers and favorite one is Amaranth ( मख़मल).
|Caterpillar inside leaf, black sphere like is excreta|
|Mating pair, sexes are alike|
Botanical Name: Talicada nyseus
Wing span: 30-35 mm
Key ID: Black and white body with orange fill on tail side.
Habits: Weak flyer, common around host plant.
Egg laying Red Pierrot
|Red Pierrot nectoring on Amaranthus|