Common Krait ଚିତି


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Common Name: Common Krait
Odia Name: ଚିତି
Zoological Name: Bungarus caeruleus

Smooth-scaled.Glossy black, pale faded bluish-grey or dark brownish-black above(often with blue iridescence) with narrow (sometimes paired) white cross-linesthat continue to pointed tip of short tail.These lines usually absent on forebody orthey are replaced by white vertebral spots. Mid-dorsal scale hexagonal (6 sided). Often confused with many wolf snakes. A nocturnal snake.

Looks alike: Common Wolf SnakeBarred Wolf SnakeBridal Snake