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Common Name : Common Imperial
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Scientific Name : Cheritra freja (Fab.)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 38 - 42 mm
Colour : Upperside puplish brown (female dark brown Underside white with orange brown markings.
Habit : Commonly found in Buxa Tiger Reserve, Chilapata forest. Flutters weakly at the edge of the jungles, flies off fast when disturbed, basks on a top of tree with wings wide open. It favours sunny patches near forests at low and moderate elevations. The males frequent elephant dung.
Larval Host Plants : Xylia xylocarpa, Saraca asoka, Cinnamomum sp., Ixora sp.
Location : North Bengal
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