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Common Name : Chestnut Tiger
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Parantica sita (Kol.)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 75 - 80 mm
Colour : Reddish brown, mimicked by Circe.
Habit : Flies lazily in bright sunny patches of forested paths, visits moist patches, attracted by flowers like Ageratum, Cedrella serrata, Chestnut trees.
Larval Host Plants : Marsdenia royeli, Hoya carnosum, Asclepias currasavica, Tylophora spp.
Location : North Bengal
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