Scientific Name : Papilio polytes (Linnaeus)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 90 - 100 mm
Colour : Dark blackish-brown with a row of white spots along the central region of the hind wing.
Habit : Very common butterfly of South-West Bengal. Feeds on nectar and also visits wet patches of soil. Around human habitations its favourite nectar sources are flowers of Lantana, Jatropha, Mussaenda and Ixora.
Larval Host Plants : Aegle marmelos, Citrus lemon, Citrus grandis, Murraya koenigii, Glycosmis arborea
Location : Throughout West Bengal