Common caster butterfly lay individual eggs on the back side of the host plant, caster. The round shaped yellow eggs are covered with spines. They lay a large number of eggs per leaf.
Common Castor Butterfly Eggs
Common Castor Butterfly Larvae (Caterpillars)
Common Castor Butterfly Pupa (Chrysalis)
Adult StageCommon Castor (Ariadne merione), is a medium size (wingspan 50mm-60mm) butterfly of the family Nymphalidae (The Brush Footed Butterflies). It has an orange color with brown wavy lines. As larvae feed exclusively on Castor,that is way it's called Common Castor Butterfly. The dry season butterfly has a wider wingspan as compare to wet season. Below are the images of dry season common caster butterfly.
Common Castor Butterfly