Common Nawab


  • Common Name : Common Nawab
  • Scientific Name : Polyura athamas (Drury)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 60-75mm
  • Colour : Dark brown with broad greenish yellow discal band.
  • Habit : Found generally in forested areas. Basks usually on tree tops but often comes down to damp patches and dung. It never visits flowers. Seen sometimes along the open forest paths. Settles down on low leaves with wings closed.
  • Larval Host Plants : Acacia catechu, Albizia lebbeck, Adenanthera pavonia, Delonix regia
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal