Scientific Name : Telicada nyseus (Guerin-Meneville)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 30 - 36 mm
Colour : Black and white with orange hind wing portion.
Habit : The Red Pierrot is not a common butterfly, but it is abundant around its larval host plant- Kalanchoe. Weak flier, flutters feebly within a metre from the ground, active throughout the year, basks with its wings half-spread.
Larval Host Plants : Kalanchoe lacniata, K. pinnata etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal