Spotted Sawtooth


  • Common Name : Spotted Sawtooth
  • Scientific Name : Prioneris thestylis (Doubleday)
  • Family : PIERIDAE
  • Wingspan : 70-90mm
  • Colour : Male UP white, with white-streaked or spotted broad black apex on UPF.
  • Habit : Powerfulful, high flier, often seen at canopy level and feeding on flowers. Flies in the Himalayan foothills upto 1200m in well wooded country from April to Nov.
  • Larval Host Plants : Capparis spp., Crataeva adansonii
  • Location : North Bengal