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Butterflies

Yellow
Orange Tip

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Yellow Orange Tip

Ixias pyrene

Male UP yellow with half of forewing black bearing a large orange band towards the tip. Hindwing is with black border. Female UP white or yellow. The band on UPF tip is also white, no orange band. Black areas more extensive. The orange band reduced in size and bears two black spots.

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    আলকুসুম
  • Malayalam:
    മഞ്ഞച്ചെമ്പുള്ളി
  • Marathi:
    पिवळा शेंदूर टोक्या
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PIERIDAE
Ixias pyrene

Quick Facts
  • The caterpillar usually lies in the centre of the foodplant leaf which makes it invisible to predators. Sometimes it also makes a silky pad on which it rests for longer time specially when it is about to shed skin.
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