Common name for a species of a
butterfly, with the scientific name Castalius rosimon. It is around 25
to 32 millimeters tall and is overall white with black edges and spots,
that is to say:
the upperside of the wings of males is
mainly white, with a black edge, and with a metallic blue shine towards
the base, whilst the underside is white with black bands and spots, that
become smaller as they are located more outwardly from the base of the
wings, yet towards the apex they form a line that is medially broken.
Females are similar, but the
black markings are somewhat broader. This species is found across
southern and southeastern Asia, and belongs to the Lycaenidae family. In
Thai, the Common Pierrot is known as
a name that refers to the food plant of this species' larvae, i.e.
Zizyphus jujuba, a tree commonly known as
and in Thai called