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Common Name : Striped Albatross
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Scientific Name : Appias libythea (Swinhoe)
Family : PIERIDAE
Wingspan : 50 - 60 mm
Colour : Dusky white to yellowish with black or brown stripes. Two forms are found (i) libythea & (ii) Olferna
Habit : Habit is more like Common Gull and Pioneer; they are fond of flowers like Lantana, Eupatorium etc., flies fast, males often seen drinking water from wet soil; found in dry deciduous forest and in bushy undergrowth of scrub jungles.
Larval Host Plants : Cleome rutidosperma, Bombax ceiba
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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