Butterfly model system

Butterfly model system

I got the caterpillar on 23rd August
Plant Name: Cinnamon plant.

Location : Pazhuvil, Thrissur, Kerala.
Date:23/8/22.
Data collector : Seethalakshmi. C. R. SN college Nattika.

Set up: I used a plastick cover, and put the larvae in to the cover, for feeding i give cinnamon plant leaves.

Physical appearance : black body with cream patches, red dots.
And horns are present on the body.

5th day (28/8/22): it’s start to pupating. It’s start to produce some thread like structure.

6th day (29/8/22) : It completed it’s pupation.
Pupae is looks like dry stick.

Expectations : I think this the larvae of common mime butterfly.
Because the larvae of common mime and my larvae looks similar.
As well as host plant is same.

@Arunan sir, @Himanshu sir, @KiranyadavR ma’am, @SaraKalamudeen and others

Reference :

Common mime :
Papilio clytia - Wikipedia

Host plant : -

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356919049_Diversity_of_butterflies_Lepidoptera_Rhopalocera_in_Bhubaneswar_Odisha_India

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