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Common Name : Common Leopard
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Phalanta phalantha (Drury)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 50 - 60 mm
Colour : Yellow with black band.
Habit : An extremely active butterfly, usually seen flitting from flower to flower with half-open wings; flight is quick with jerky movements; visits flowers particularly Tridax sp., Lantana camara, Marigold etc. It has a very strong territorial behaviour.
Larval Host Plants : Flacourtia indica, Flacourtia montana, Smilax sp., Salix sp.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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