Morni Wildlife (Insects): Common Gull

May 22, 2013

Common Gull (Cepora nerissa) – a medium-sized butterfly of the dry scrubland, it is found in the Shivaliks upto an elevation of 1200 metres. It is attracted to lantana flowers in Morni and prefers damp sandy patches. Upperwings are white and the upper forewing has has a black terminal border with large white spots. The veins are black and more prominent amongst males.

Common Gull, Chandimandir, Morni foothills (April)

Common Gull, Chandimandir, Morni foothills (April)

 

References:

  1. Butterflies of India, Arun Pratap Singh (2011)

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