Rounded/Striped Pierrot


  • Common Name : Rounded/Striped Pierrot
  • Scientific Name : Tarucus nara (Kol.)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 24-28mm
  • Colour : White with black spots and border; upper side violet blue with narrow black border.
  • Habit : Found in open areas and thinly wooded areas. Visits flowers, damp patches, fond of sunshine; it basks particularly after the rains.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ziziphus mauritiana, Ziziphus rugosa.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal