Common Wanderer


  • Common Name : Common Wanderer
  • Scientific Name : Pareronia valeria (Cramer)
  • Family : PIERIDAE
  • Wingspan : 65-80mm
  • Colour : Sky-blue (sky blue) or bluish white with black markings.
  • Habit : Males fly untiringly between 1-5 m above the ground, rarely rest and bask with their wings open. Feed only on flowers. Can access nectar from flowers like Plumbago, with its 3 cm long proboscis.
  • Larval Host Plants : Woody climbers of family Capparaceae like Capparis rheedii, Capparis zeylanica etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal