Euthalia nais

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euthalia
Species: E. nais
Binomial name
Euthalia nais
(Forster, 1771)[verification needed]

The Baronet, Euthalia nais, is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia.


The male and the female both have tawny yellow upperside. The forewing has a traverse black line below apex cell and an oval spot beyond encircling a small yellow spot, a broad short oblique discal bar and an angulated postdiscal lunular band the costa narrowly and the termen shaded with black. Hind wing: a comparatively large triangular patch below the middle of the costa, a postdiscal evenly-curved series of spots and a broad band along the termen black. Underside dark ochraceous red. Forewing: the base shaded with fuscous black, two spots at base of cell and a transverse line beyond crimson-pink, edged with black: a very broad oblique discal band, angulated downwards below vein 4, bordered posteriorly by a large black spot on the inner side and outwardly and anteriorly by an oblique broad black band, followed by four anterior obliquely-placed ochraceous-white spots, and beyond by a very narrow lunular black band bent downwards below vein 6. Hind wing: a crimson short line at extreme base, two crimson black-bordered spots in cell: a comparatively broad transverse discal white band often broken up into a large spot below middle of costa, with two or three spots in line below it; finally, a postdiscal series of small black spots. Antennae are black, bright ochraceous at apex; head, thorax and abdomen tawny red above, brown shaded with crimson-pink below.[1]

under side; Bhenskatri, Dang, Gujarat
upper side; Bhenskatri, Dang, Gujarat


It is widely found in India and Sri Lanka . In India its distribution ranges from Lower Himalayas to Southern India[1]

Life Cycle[edit]


The Larva is light green color with the purple spots on the dorsal .The sides of the larva contain row of ten horizontal spines covered with fine green hair.[1]


The Pupa is short broad and triangular.It is green in color and has gold spots and lines.[1]

Larva Host Plants[edit]

The larval host plants are Shorea robusta Diospyros melanoxylon [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Bingham, C. T. (1905) Fauna of British India. Butterflies. Volume 1.
  2. ^ kehimkar, isaac (2008). The book of indian butterflies. BNHS. p. 384.