Indian Red Admiral


  • Common Name : Indian Red Admiral
  • Scientific Name : Vanessa indica (Herbst)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 55-65mm
  • Colour : Dark brown, Forewing is having a central red band divided on the inner side by large black spot.
  • Habit : Very shy butterfly, found in open forest glades, open area; flight is rapid, low over the ground, often basks on the grassy meadows; attracted to dropping, dung, rotting fruits and flowers; sits with its wings three-fourth open.
  • Larval Host Plants : Urtica sp.
  • Location : North Bengal