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Common Name : Indian Tortoiseshell


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Scientific Name : Aglais cashmirensis (Fruh.)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 55 - 65 mm
Colour : Brown with red and white patch.
Habit : Commonly found in the hilly terrain of North Bengal; seen through out the year; Males are territorial; fond of visiting flowers like Taraxacum officinale, Tagetes sp., Aster sp., Primula denticulate etc.

Photographed at Kurseoung & Gorumara NP.

Larval Host Plants : Urtica sp.
Location : North Bengal
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