Common Palmfly


  • Common Name : Common Palmfly
  • Scientific Name : Elymnias hypermenstra (Drury)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 65-80mm
  • Colour : Blackish brown with a purple gloss.
  • Habit : Weak flier, found in open areas, males settle frequently on the palm leaf, female mimic the Common Tiger, males rest with wings closed for a long time.
  • Larval Host Plants : Areca, Arenga, Calamus, Cocos nocifera, Phoenix, Bamboos etc.
  • Location : North Bengal