The Striped tiger is one of the most common butterflies in India. With a similar colour and pattern, it is easily mistaken for the more popular Monarch butterfly of the Americas. Most butterflies have very specific plants that they choose to lay eggs on, referred to as the ‘Larval host plants’. 

Here’s an illustration depicting the life cycle of a Striped Tiger butterfly, on one of it’s favourite host plants – the Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). Represented within one composition is the egg laying behaviour, the larval caterpillars, the pupa and the bright butterfly that emerges out. 

Watercolours on paper, 6 x 11 inches
Original artwork: 12,000/- (framed)

Archival print on Hahnemühle paper – Open edition:
8 x 13 inches – ₹ 2000