Scientific Name : Pachliopta hector (Linnaeus)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 90 - 110 mm
Colour : Large, glossy, black butterfly with two broad white bands on the fore wings. The tailed hind wings have bright crimson spots.
Habit : It has slow, fluttering but steady flight. Flies at a greater height from the ground. The flowers of Lantana is its favourite nectar plant. Basks with its wings spread flat; Nerium odorum, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Bougainvillea spectabilis are some of its favourite nectar source plants.
Larval Host Plants : Aristolochia bracteolate, Aristolochia indica, Thottea siliquosa
Location : Throughout West Bengal