Common Raven


  • Common Name : Common Raven
  • Scientific Name : Papilio castor (Westwood)
  • Wingspan : 100-130mm
  • Colour : Being tailless, this dark butterfly is deceptively similar to the Crows and Mimes.
  • Habit : Seen in summer and in July and August upto 1200m in the hills. Prefers evergreen forests of heavy rainfall areas. Fast flier.
  • Larval Host Plants : Gycosmis arborea, Toddalia asiatica, Glycosmis pentaphylla
  • Location : North Bengal