Genus : Pratapa Moore, 1881
Species : deva Moore, 1858
Subspecies : relata Distant, 1884
Wingspan of Adult Butterfly : 38mm
Caterpillar Host Plant : Scurrula ferruginea
Physical Description of Adult Butterfly:
Scurrula ferruginea, a wide-angle view (left), close-up on young leaves (right)
Freshly laid egg (top), mature egg (bottom)
A newly hatched caterpillar leaving the site of its first meal.
As it grows, a number of small and short reddish brown markings appears on its body. After four days of feeding and growing to a length of about 2mm, the caterpillar comes to rest for a period of about one day for the moult to the 2nd instar. In the new instar, the caterpillar assumes a more woodlouse shape with shorter dorsolateral hairs in proportion to its body size. There is a diamond-shaped prothoracic shield on the first thoracic segment and the dorsal nectary organ on the 7th segment. The neatly arranged reddish brown markings on its body has become very prominent.