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Red Pierrot
 

A small but striking butterfly found in South Asia and South-East Asia, with a wing span of 3 to 3.5 cm

Scientific Name : Talicada nyseus 
Phylum : Arthropoda 
Class : Insecta 
Order : Lepidoptera 
Family : Lycaenidae 
Genus : Talicada 
Species : T. nyseus nyseus 
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Reproduction : Larval host plants are Kalanchoe laciniata and K. pinnata of the family Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family) 
Fascinating Facts : A weak flier, it flutters about close to the ground. It flies in short bursts and settles often but not for very long. It basks with its wings half open, but prefers shade to sun and jungle or undergrowth to open areas. 
Habits : Found in semi-arid plains, degraded patches of evergreen patches, and semi-evergreen forest, gardens, hill stations and forests 
Food Habits : Visits flowers of herbs especially of the Amaranthaceae and Acanthaceae family for nectar. 
Conservation Status :  
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : --select-- 
   

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