Black butterfly with a greenish-blue central band.
Blue bottle is very common in evergreen and semi evergreen forests. very nervous butterfly and flies fast with fast wingbeats. spends most of its time in the canopy of tall trees.Males engage in mudpuddling.
Eggs of blue bottle butterflies are yellowish. Larva is black or dark green with spines.
Pupa is green with a slender and pointed thoracic projection, yellowish wing cases and lateral bands.
Larval Host Plants
Plants of family Lauraceae and Annonaceae
Alseodaphne semecarpifolia, Cinnamomum camphora, Cinnamomum macrocarpum, Cinnamomum malabatrum, Litsea chinensis, Miliusa tomentosa, Polyalthia longifolia and Persea macrantha.