Re: [ButterflyIndia] Please identify this Butterfly - Desmodium triangulare

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Neil Soares

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Sep 16, 2009, 3:50:52 AM9/16/09
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Thanks Krushnamegh & Mihir,
  Dendrolobium is a synonym of the Desmodium sp. but Desmodium is the preferred nomenclature.
  The shrub was identified by Dr.Almeida on a visit to my farm in August 2007. I did not exactly observe the eggs because not being a really keen Lepidopterist I was more interested in photographing the butterfly to identify it [for the record]. Anyway I could keep a watch out for the caterpillars.
  Sending you photographs of Desmodium triangulare for your records.
               With regards,
                   Neil Soares.
 

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From: Krushnamegh Kunte <kku...@cgr.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: [ButterflyIndia] Please identify this Butterfly
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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 10:58 AM

 
neil, this is Indian Sunbeam (Curetis thetis), indeed. i am particularly interested in your record because no species of this plant genus has been reported as larval host plant of this butterfly before (although other Sunbeams are known to feed on this genus). are you certain about the plant species? this is a useful record so i want to be sure about the plant species. Indian Sunbeam usually feeds on Pongamia pinnata and Abrus precatorius, on which i and others on this group have reared it before. it has a very strange caterpillar and pupa.

were there ants on the plant where the female was laying eggs? did you actually spot the egg or just saw the female curling her abdomen to lay eggs? it may be fun to rear the butterfly from eggs.

by the way, Desmodium triangulare has now changed to Dendrolobium triangulare.

cheers,

At 8:12 PM -0700 9/14/09, Neil Soares wrote:
 
Hi,
 Photographed at my farm at Shahapur [near Bombay] laying eggs on a Desmodium triangulare shrub. Is this the Indian Sunbeam [Curetis thetis]?
          Thanks,
                  With regards,
                    Neil Soares.

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Vijay ji.
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Chakravarthy&Sharla

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New to this group. just joined.

Does anyone have a list of colorful flowering trees of India indicating exotic and native. It would be good to have such a list if not available.   most urban trees in bengaluru have colorful flowers but are generally exotic. I have hunch that there are not that many colorful native flowering trees. i would like to be wrong here!

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Tabish

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Sep 17, 2009, 5:18:56 AM9/17/09
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You might start from here:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/treeid/
- Tabish

On Sep 17, 9:14 am, Chakravarthy&Sharla
<sharlanchakravar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> New to this group. just joined.
>
> Does anyone have a list of colorful flowering trees of India indicating
> exotic and native. It would be good to have such a list if not
> available.   most urban trees in bengaluru have colorful flowers but are
> generally exotic. I have hunch that there are not that many colorful
> native flowering trees. i would like to be wrong here!
>
> thanks
>
> chakravarthy
>
> ajinkya gadave wrote:
> > Vijay ji.
> > /*Congratulations */
>
> > On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 7:55 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> > <mailto:dinesh.va...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> >     Congratulations, Vijay ji.
> >     Best wishes for your endeavour.
> >     Regards.
>
> >     On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:39 AM, Deepa Mohan <mohande...@gmail.com
> >     <mailto:mohande...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> >         Here's hoping that the mailing list goes from strength to
> >         strength! It's been a great source of information, and it's
> >         nice to have experts who are so approachable.
>
> >         Cheers, Deepa.
>
> >         On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:16 AM, Vijay Barve
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