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Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
Malay Baron
Euthalia monina  FABRICIUS, 1787
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - LIMENITIDINAE
Tribe - ADOLIADINI

Euthalia monina  Adrian Hoskins

Introduction
There are about 55 species in the genus Euthalia, divided into several sub-groups with differing adult characteristics.
Euthalia monina is distributed from north-east India to Thailand, south China, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Bali.
Habitats
This butterfly is found in rainforest and humid deciduous forest at elevations between sea level and about 600m.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplant is Clidemia ( Melastomataceae ).
Adult behaviour

Males visit damp patches to imbibe mineralised moisture, and also attend dung, carrion and fallen fruits on the forest floor. Females are usually seen deep in the forest, basking on leaves in areas of dappled sunlight.

Euthalia monina kesava, Naodanala, West Bengal, India Adrian Hoskins

 

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