Scientific Name : Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 70 - 110 mm
Colour : The iridescent, bluish white, egg shaped markings on the upperwing surface make the male of this species a handsome insect.
Habit : Found in open areas, forest clearings and paths. The male is highly territorial and patrols to and fro, chasing away any butterfly that comes into his territory.
Larval Host Plants : Portulaca oleracea, Abelmoschus sp., Barleria sp., Sida rhombifolia, Hibiscus sp. etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal