Common Map


  • Common Name : Common Map
  • Scientific Name : Cyrestis thyodamas (Bdv.)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 50-60mm
  • Colour : White to pale cream coloured butterfly with narrow wavy lines.
  • Habit : Delicate, beautiful butterfly, appropriately called the map butterfly because of the map like markings and irregular outline. Often seen near the streams in richly wooded areas and moist patches. Flight is slow and jerky keeping the wings horizontally for longer period than any other Indian butterfly.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ficus benghalensis, F. religiosa, F. glomerata, F. nemoralis etc.
  • Location : North Bengal