Common crow (Euploea core)

This butterfly with glossy black wings with rows of white spots on the margins of its wings is unpalatable and slow steady flier.  This is bold taking a long time at each bunch of flowers.  This is mimicked by other Indian butterflies.  This is distributed in South Asia and Australia.  In India it also called as Common Indian crow.

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The males of this species visit plants Crotolaria and Heliotropium to replenish pheromone stocks to attract the mate.  Once a female is in the vicinity the males glide around with the help of yellow brush like organs extending out from the tip of the abdomen and disperse the scent in the air.


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