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Common Name : Common Batwing


Common Batwing Common Batwing


Scientific Name : Atrophaneura varuna (White)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 88 - 136 mm
Colour : Male UP bluish black and unmarked.
Habit : On the wing in the Himalayan foothills up to 2130 m in April, May and July. Keeps to forested regions of warm valleys. Flies very leisurely above trees in the river valleys. Visits flowers. Has a disagreeable smell.
Larval Host Plants : Aristolochia kaempferi, A. tagala
Location : North Bengal
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