Glassy Tiger


  • Common Name : Glassy Tiger
  • Scientific Name : Parantica aglea (Stoll)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 70-80mm
  • Colour : A transparent blue-brown butterfly, similar to female of Common Wanderer.
  • Habit : Flies slowly and lazily close to ground often along shady path, fond of visiting flowers like Ageratum, Crotolaria, Castanopsis etc. and many other nectar containing flowers. Commonly found in forests of high rainfall zones.
  • Larval Host Plants : Tylophora carnosa, Cryptolepis buchanani, Ceropegia bulbosa, Ceropegia lawii, Calotropis spp.
  • Location : North Bengal