Chin’s Butterfly Gallery
CHIN'S BUTTERFLY GALLERY ~ LIFE HISTORY ~ THE BARON
The Baron
THE BARON (Euthalia aconthea) is quite widely distributed. This species is found in Sri Lanka and India through Sundaland to the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is said to be common in Singapore. The larval food plant is mango (Mangifera indica), and it may be found in some numbers in orchards and gardens where this fruit tree is grown. The caterpillars have also been found feeding on cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) and on some kinds of mistletoe. I found caterpillars, on two occasions, on a young mango tree that I had planted in front of my house in a Kuala Lumpur suburb many years ago. They developed to adulthood on the mango tree. Click on a thumbnail image to view the larger photo. The photo opens in a new window. You can go on to the NEXT photo in the new window. Close that window to return to this page.
The Baron
This is the Baron (Euthalia aconthea gurda) which wandered into my house
some years ago. Copyright © Chin Fah Shin. See my article in NOTEBOOK.
Caterpillar of Euthalia aconthea Caterpillar of Euthalia aconthea Caterpillar of Euthalia aconthea Emerging adult of Euthalia aconthea Emerging adult of Euthalia aconthea
Emerging adult of Euthalia aconthea Newly emerged adult of Euthalia aconthea Newly emerged adult of Euthalia aconthea Newly emerged adult of Euthalia aconthea The Baron, male
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