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Journal of Applied and Natural Science
An International Journal | Print ISSN: 0974-9411 | Online ISSN: 2231-5209
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Journal of Applied and Natural Science 4(2):288-290(2012)
Immature stages of Plain Tiger, Danaus chrysippus chrysippus a rare butterfly of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Danaidae)
T. C. Khatri and Tripta Khatri
J.N. Government College, Port Blair – 744104, Andamans, INDIA *Corresponding author. E-mail: Received: May 5, 2012; Revised received: October 10, 2012; Accepted: November 25, 2012
Abstract : The plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera: Danaidae) is a widely distributed butterfly is rare in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The scar City of food plant Calotropis in the islands is the reason for rarity. The immature stages of the butterfly are discussed in the paper with some unusual observations such as laying of eggs in cluster and on the upper side of food plant, showing stress on survival of the fly

Keywords : Andaman, Butterfly, Immature stages, Lepidoptera
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