|Scientific Name||Parantica sita|
|Distribution||Himalayas and into the Malayan region|
|Regional Names||(アサギマダラ asagimadara)(大絹斑蝶)|
The Chestnut Tiger (Parantica sita) is a butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the Crows and Tigers, that is, the Danaid group of the Brush-footed butterflies family.
On emergence a dirty white colour with transverse lines on each segment, two somewhat long and thin tentacles or processes on the third, and two shorter ones on the twelfth segment. When full-fed the larva is about an inch and a half long, the ground-colour is of a pale yellowish green, with two rows of dorsal and a row on each side of lateral yellow spots, the head is black with grey spots on the face, the legs black.
The pupa is pale emerald-green with golden-yellow spots.the adult emerges the next April
- P. s. ethologa (Swinhoe, 1899).
- P. s. melanosticta Morishita, 1994.
- P. s. niphonica (Moore, 1883)
- P. s. oblita (Tsukada & Nishiyama, 1979)
- P. s. sita
- P. s. tytia (Gray, 1846)
it is mimicked by