Magpie Crow


  • Common Name : Magpie Crow
  • Scientific Name : Euploea radamanthus (Moore)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 80-90mm
  • Colour : Male upperside blue on black background, large white discal spots on both the wings.
  • Habit : A beautiful butterfly found in forested areas. Males visit flowers, moist patches and salt patches, seems to be territorial, remain in the same area through out the day; attracted by flowers like Ageratum, Lantana etc. Recorded at Jayanty/BTR and Gorumara NP.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ichnocarpus spp., Ficus spp.
  • Location : North Bengal