Plum Judy


  • Common Name : Plum Judy
  • Scientific Name : Abisara echerius (Moore)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 40-50mm
  • Colour : Purple brown with obscure markings.
  • Habit : Butterfly of denser areas. It never visits flowers. In the early morning it sits in a sunny patch with wings slightly open generally about 1 to 2 m from the ground. In fact, its wings are so constructed that it can never close them completely.
  • Larval Host Plants : Embelia robusta, Ardisia sp.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal