Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Host Plants of Butterflies of Sri Lanka


         
       
 

01. Cycas circinalis, Madu [S]

Cycas_circinalis

   

02. Davidsea attenuata Bata [S]

Common Palmfy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Madu [S], Cycus [E]       Bata [S], Bamboo [E]
    FAMILY : CYCADACEAE (= GRAMINEAE) [Indigenous]       FAMILY : POACEAE (= GRAMINEAE) [Indigenous]
    Hosted by : Plains Cupid       Hosted by : Many members of Satyridae and Hesperidae
 

03.Bambusa vulgaris Kola-una [S]

Common Palmfy

   

04.Oryza Sativa, Vee/Goyam [S]

Common Palmfy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Una Bata, Koa-una [S], Bamboo [E]       Vee, Goyam [S], Paddy, Rice [E]
    FAMILY : POACEAE (= GRAMINEAE)
[Introduced]
      FAMILY : POACEAE (= GRAMINEAE) [Indigenous]
    Hosted by : Many members of Satyridae and Hesperidae       Hosted by : Many members of Satyridae and Hesperidae
 

05. Corypha umbraculifera Thala-gas [S]

Common Palmfy

   

06. Borassus Flabellifer Thal [S]

Common Palmfy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Tala, Talpath [S], Conda-pani [T], Talipot palm [E]       Tal [S], Panai [T], Pulmyrah [E]
    FAMILY : ARECASEAE (= PALMAE) [Introduced]       FAMILY : ARECASEAE (= PALMAE) [Indigenous]
    Hosted by :Satyridae and Hesperidae       Hosted by :Satyridae and Hesperidae
 

07. Caryota uranus, Kithul [S]

Common Palmfy

   

08. Cocos nucifera, Pol [S]

Common Palmfy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Kithul [S], Kithul tippilipana [T], Fish-tail palm [E]       Pol [S], Tennai [T], Coconut [E]
    FAMILY : ARECASEAE (= PALMAE) [Indigenous]       FAMILY : ARECASEAE (= PALMAE) [Indigenous]
    Hosted by : Satyridae and Hesperidae       Hosted by : Satyridae and Hesperidae
 

09. Phoenix zeylanica, Indi [S]

Cycas_circinalis

   

10. Calamus rotang, Heen-Wewal [S]

Common Palmfy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    P.puchilla [syn], Indi [S], Inchu [T], Wild Palm [E]       Heen - wewal [S], Pirambu [T], Palmyra Palm [E]
    FAMILY : ARECASEAE (= PALMAE) [Indigenous]       FAMILY : ARECASEAE (= PALMAE) [Introduced]
    Hosted by : Satyridae and Hesperidae       Hosted by : Satyridae and Hesperidae

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