Common Silverline


  • Common Name : Common Silverline
  • Scientific Name : Spindasis vulcanus (Fabricius)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 26-34mm
  • Colour : The underside of the wing is light yellow with brilliant red bands. These bands are surrounded by thin black lines on either side and also have central golden lines.
  • Habit : Powerful and extremely swift flight. Visits flowers and flies in search of them. Nectar source is often weedy species, such as Lantana, Mikania, Chromolaena etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ziziphus mauritiana, Ziziphus rugosa, Cadaba fruticosa, Allophylus cobbe.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal