There are only 3 eggs. A pink colour with stripes on it. Is it possible to identify the species? Found right below a window, on the wood. I'm in Bangalore, India. enter image description here


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These are caterpillar/butterfly eggs belonging to the Rounded Palm-Redeye (Erionota torus).

Here is an example of the eggs of a leaf:

The larvae / caterpillar form looks like this:

And fully formed butterfly looks like this:

All these pictures can be found on the iNaturalist page for this taxon: https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/219475-Erionota-torus/browse_photos?quality_grade=any&photo_license=any&place_id=32239

And the geographical range of observations of this species includes your area:

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    $\begingroup$ Nice answer! +1. (Never thought I'd think, "Ugly butterfly...") $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 6, 2021 at 16:12
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    $\begingroup$ @anongoodnurse it used up all the pretty on its eggs. $\endgroup$
    – Willk
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 0:14
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    $\begingroup$ @anongoodnurse Yes, I my first impression of the adult was that it was a moth $\endgroup$
    – JimN
    Commented Nov 7, 2021 at 1:11
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    $\begingroup$ Wow! Thank you so much for the answer! I've seen these around the house! $\endgroup$
    – Mehr Sinha
    Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 9:47

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