Blue Tiger


  • Common Name : Blue Tiger
  • Scientific Name : Tirumala limniace (Butler)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 90-100mm
  • Colour : Dark brown to black with blue markings.
  • Habit : Large, showy and slow-flying. Fond of wet soil and nectar. Relishes nectar from hedges of exotics such as Cosmos, Tagetes and Lantana. Wings are closed over the back while the butterfly feeds.
  • Larval Host Plants : Calotropis gigantia, Tylophora indica, Asclepias curassavica
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal