Striped Tiger


  • Common Name : Striped Tiger
  • Scientific Name : Danaus genutia (Cramer)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 72-100mm
  • Colour : Orange with black stripes.
  • Habit : More common where rainfall is abundant; prefers forest edges and scrub jungle. Strong flier, feeds from the flowers of Lantana, Celosia, Cosmos, Zinnia and many others.
  • Larval Host Plants : Tylophora tenuis, Marsdenia tomentosa, Asclepias curassavica, Ceropegia lawii and many other plants belonging to Asclepiadaceae
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal