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Common Name : Common Jester
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Scientific Name : Symbrenthia lilaea (Moore)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 45 - 55 mm
Colour : Upperside black, with orange-yellow markings.
Habit : Occassionally found in forested areas of North Bengal, visits damp patches, generally seen around streams and nullahs, often basks on the ground or on the prominent leaf. Attracted to flowers of Buddleja, Eupatorium, Lantana spp.
Larval Host Plants : Debregeasia bicolor
Location : North Bengal
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