STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RED PIERROT BUTTERFLY TALICADA NYSEUS IN MANJARI STUD FARM-PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA.

Chavan Sunita Prabhanjan

Abstract


The Talicada nyseus butterfly is seasonal, small, found in Indian subcontinent, Manjari Stud Farm area which is rich in flora and fauna. I observed Talicada nyseus in the month of February 2020 in my terrace Garden. Caterpillar of Talicada nyseus was feeding inside the Bryophyllum leaf. A single egg is laid on the Bryophyllum leaf. Egg is hatched after 4-5 days. After hatching, larva develops in 14-20 days inside the leaf. Pupation period is completed  in 9-11 days. Pupa is formed without formation of cocoon. Change in colour and size is observed during pupation.  Black red Talicada nyseus butterfly is hatched.


Keywords


Talicada nyseus , Terrace garden in Manjari, Kalanchoepinnata , life-cycle

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