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Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
Large Yeoman
Cirrochroa aoris   DOUBLEDAY, 1847
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - HELICONIINAE
Tribe - VAGRANTINI
Cirrochroa aoris, Ultapani, Assam, India  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The genus Cirrochroa comprises of 18 species, of which 15 occur in the Oriental region, plus 2 on Papua New Guinea, and one on the island of Biak.
Cirrochroa aoris is found in India, Bhutan and Myanmar.
Habitats
This species occurs in rainforest and humid deciduous forest at elevations between 100-1000m.
Lifecycle
The egg is melon-shaped, shiny and white. It is adorned with several vertical rows of tiny tubercles. It is laid on leaves of Flacourtiaceae.
Adult behaviour
This species is usually seen in one's and two's flying around forest edges, or along forest roads and tracks. It commonly settles on foliage to bask with the wings held almost fully open. Males can be found imbibing moisture from forest tracks, but do not normally visit sandbanks.
 

 

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