Common Sergeant


  • Common Name : Common Sergeant
  • Scientific Name : Athyma perius (Linn.)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 60-70mm
  • Colour : It has markings similar to those of the Common Sailer, but has a short cell-streak followed by three white spots, instead of the Sailer’s long streak and a single spot.
  • Habit : Found in fairly open country and around human habitations. Flies close to the ground, settles on damp patches, flies low among bushes and shrubs, resembles the Sailers in flight.
  • Larval Host Plants : Glochidion relutinum, Glochidion lanceolarium.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal