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Common Name : Tawny Coster
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Scientific Name : Acraea violae (Fabricius)
Family : NYMPHALIDAE
Wingspan : 50 - 65 mm
Colour : Tawny-orange, with black cell streaks and darkened veins.
Habit : Common throughout India. It is a frequent visitor to gardens where it can be seen fluttering from flower to flower. Birds and lizards ignore this slow-flying butterfly, for even slighest touch brings forth an oily, smelly liquid from its glands
Larval Host Plants : Passiflora foetida, Passiflora edulis, Passiflora subpeltata etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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