Species Details

@Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh

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Scientific Name : Chersonesia risa
Family : Nymphalidae
Order : Lepidoptera
Class : Insecta
Phylum : Arthropoda
Habitat : Near water body,rocky area
Description : Overall brown or tawny orange. Easily identifiable by its unique brown bands with dark brown margines that run transversally to the forewing and hindwing. The underside is similar, but paler. This butterfly is frequently found in montane forests at relatively lower to moderate altitudes (between 50 to 1300 meters above sea level). Both males and females are known to visit flowers, while males have a particular habit of gathering around streams and puddles to drink water. The males tend to be territorial and can be observed perching on trees, often settling on the undersides of leaves with their wings open.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, ifoundbutterflies.org;photo credit & copyright: Syed Abbas,Birdwing,Bangladesh.more information please contact with us.