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Common Name : Common Windmill


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Scientific Name : Atrophaneura polyeuctes (Doubleday)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 110 - 140 mm
Colour : Large, red-bodied black swallotail. Tail with a double red spot. UP of wings black.
Habit : Slow, lazy, sailing flight, often high above trees, in leisurely manner in the river valleys. Seen in forests from 300 to 1500m. On the wings between March and Nov. Comes to flowers.
Larval Host Plants : Aristolochia punjabensis, Aristolochia griffithi, A. shimadai
Location : North Bengal
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