Scientific Name : Vanessa indica (Herbst)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 55 - 65 mm
Colour : Dark brown, Forewing is having a central red band divided on the inner side by large black spot.
Habit : Very shy butterfly, found in open forest glades, open area; flight is rapid, low over the ground, often basks on the grassy meadows; attracted to dropping, dung, rotting fruits and flowers; sits with its wings three-fourth open.
Larval Host Plants : Urtica sp.
Location : North Bengal