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Common Name : Common Sailer
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Scientific Name : Neptis hylas (Linnaeus)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 50 - 60 mm
Colour : Dark brown with white bands.
Habit : Most widely distributed, common in forested areas as well as human habitations and gardens. Flight of a Sailer is typical, as its name suggests, sailing with the wings held almost horizontal.
Larval Host Plants : Bombax ceiba, Canavalia gladiata, Helicteres isora, Vigna cylindrica, Xylia xylocarpa
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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