Common Gull


  • Common Name : Common Gull
  • Scientific Name : Cepora nerissa (Fabricius)
  • Family : PIERIDAE
  • Wingspan : 40-65mm
  • Colour : Upper part white with black border from apex narrowing towards tornus. Under surface is pale yellow to bright yellow with darkened veins.
  • Habit : Flies close to ground, flight is strong and fast. Visit flowers, particularly of Tridax procumbens, Alternanthera sp., Lantana camara etc. Often basks on prominent leaf or exposed bush.
  • Larval Host Plants : Capparis sepiaria, Capparis aphylla
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal