Common Batwing


  • Common Name : Common Batwing
  • Scientific Name : Atrophaneura varuna (White)
  • Wingspan : 88-136mm
  • Colour : Male UP bluish black and unmarked.
  • Habit : On the wing in the Himalayan foothills up to 2130 m in April, May and July. Keeps to forested regions of warm valleys. Flies very leisurely above trees in the river valleys. Visits flowers. Has a disagreeable smell.
  • Larval Host Plants : Aristolochia kaempferi, A. tagala
  • Location : North Bengal