Striped Albatross


  • Common Name : Striped Albatross
  • Scientific Name : Appias libythea (Swinhoe)
  • Family : PIERIDAE
  • Wingspan : 50-60mm
  • Colour : Dusky white to yellowish with black or brown stripes. Two forms are found (i) libythea & (ii) Olferna
  • Habit : Habit is more like Common Gull and Pioneer; they are fond of flowers like Lantana, Eupatorium etc., flies fast, males often seen drinking water from wet soil; found in dry deciduous forest and in bushy undergrowth of scrub jungles.
  • Larval Host Plants : Cleome rutidosperma, Bombax ceiba
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal