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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Life cycle of nilgiri clouded yellow Colias nilagiriensis C. & R. Felder [Lepidoptera: Pieridae] Udhagamandalam, the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

Jeevith S and S Manoj

The life cycle of Nilgiri Clouded Yellow butterfly Colias nilagiriensis C. & R. Felder, larval performance and life cycle on its new host plant Trifolium repens L. family Fabaceae was recorded and described for the first time. The study was carried out during post monsoon in the year 2016 at Udhagamandalam, the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu. Fresh eggs of Nilgiri Clouded Yellow were collected from its host plant. Colias nilagiriensis completed its life cycle from egg to adult in 55-62 days. The larvae stage lasted 24-26 days followed pupa stage which lasted for 20-25 days.
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How to cite this article:
Jeevith S, S Manoj. Life cycle of nilgiri clouded yellow Colias nilagiriensis C. & R. Felder [Lepidoptera: Pieridae] Udhagamandalam, the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):600-604.
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