Grey Pansy


  • Common Name : Grey Pansy
  • Scientific Name : Precis atlites (Linnaeus)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 55-65mm
  • Colour : Creamish-grey with brown lines and a row of black spots near the wing margin.
  • Habit : Commonly found in the rain-fed open regions, near water-bodies and along the foothill. This butterfly is fond of flowers particularly the marigolds.
  • Larval Host Plants : Hygrophila auriculata, Barleria sp., Justicia micrantha
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal