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Common Name : Mottled Emigrant
Bengali Name :


Mottled Emigrant Mottled Emigrant


Scientific Name : Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus)
Family : PIERIDAE
Wingspan : 50 - 70 mm
Colour : The upperside is dull white and the underside is finely striated with light brown or dark grey.
Habit : Energetic butterfly, flies close to the ground in a powerful manner. While resting, the wings are closed over the back. Feeds on flowers of herbs and shrubs like Cajanus cajan, Lantana camara, Sesbania sesban, Momordica charantia etc.
Larval Host Plants : C. sophera, Cassia fistula, C. siamea, C. tora
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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