Jeweled Nawab

Photo Credits: Raju Das

 

Scientific Name: Charaxes delphis delphis

It is a butterfly which belongs to Rajah and Nawab Family and found in India and South East Asia. The butterfly has a royal look and observed in the groups majority of the times.

Description: 

The butterfly has n-number of red spots which are surrounded by yellow bands. The wingspan of this butterfly is nearly up to 70 mm i.e. 7 cm.

Behavior:

Jeweled Nawab comes together with their group and drink wet soil. The process is called as “mud-puddling”