Common Sailer


  • Common Name : Common Sailer
  • Scientific Name : Neptis hylas (Linnaeus)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 50-60mm
  • Colour : Dark brown with white bands.
  • Habit : Most widely distributed, common in forested areas as well as human habitations and gardens. Flight of a Sailer is typical, as its name suggests, sailing with the wings held almost horizontal.
  • Larval Host Plants : Bombax ceiba, Canavalia gladiata, Helicteres isora, Vigna cylindrica, Xylia xylocarpa
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal