First record of the early immature stages of the White Four-ring Ypthima ceylonica (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), and a note on a new host plant from India

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Hari Theivaprakasham
Hari Ramanasaran
Appavu Pavendhan


Documentation of the early immature stages (egg, larva, chrysalis) of the White Four-ring (Ypthima ceylonica Hewitson, 1865), including larval morphology and behaviour, is described for the first time from India.  A new host plant (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.) is also reported for this butterfly.

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