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Common Name : Common Palmfly
Bengali Name :


Common Palmfly Common Palmfly Common Palmfly Common Palmfly


Scientific Name : Elymnias hypermenstra (Drury)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 65 - 80 mm
Colour : Blackish brown with a purple gloss.
Habit : Weak flier, found in open areas, males settle frequently on the palm leaf, female mimic the Common Tiger, males rest with wings closed for a long time.
Larval Host Plants : Areca, Arenga, Calamus, Cocos nocifera, Phoenix, Bamboos etc.
Location : North Bengal
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