The Gaudy baron (Euthalia lubentina ) is a brilliantly colored butterfly. It was an amazing experience raising this butterfly from its egg.
This caterpillar feeds voraciously on Loranthus– (Dendrophthoe falcata) and goes through various instars leaving the moult behind.
The caterpillar turns into a pupa leaving its spiky outfit . The pupa is very charecteristic of the Euthalia genus , green and quadrangular.
The picture below shows how compactly the butterfly is packed in the pupa. On the left hand side is the butterfly on the right is the size of the pupa .
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore
After seeing this dazzling butterfly you will agree with me that Brilliant Baron is a suitable description for this butterfly.
I sincerely thank Ashok Sengupta for giving me this opportunity to raise this beautiful butterfly.