Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Endemic Butterflies OF SRI LANKA


The Order Lepidoptera is the second largest insect Order in the island with about 2160 species. At least 195 of them are true Butterflies and 49 are Skippers, rest being macro and micro Moths. These numbers include 23 species of Endemic butterflies. Endemicity of other Lepidoptera is still uncertain and cannot give exact figure without further studies.


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Endemic Butterflies





Birdwing   Jewel Four-ring  
Ceylon Birdwing Troides darsius Jewel Four-ring Ypthima singala
Ceylon Rose  
Sri Lanka Cerulian
 
Ceylon Rose Pachliopta jophon Ceylon Cerulean Jamides coruscans
Ceylon_Tiger   Sri Lanka Cerulian  
Ceylon Tiger Parantica taprobana Pale Ceylon Six Lineblue Nacaduba sinhala
Tree-Nymph   Lesser  Albatross
Ceylon Tree-Nymph Idea iasonia Lesser Albatross Appias galene
Ceylon Palmfly   Black Flat  
Ceylon Palmfly Elymnias singhala Black Flat Celaenorrhinus spilothyrus
       

 

 
Common name

Scientificl name

1 Ceylon Birdwing Troides darsius
2 Ceylon Rose
Pachliopta jophon
3 Ceylon Tiger Parantica taprobana
4 Ceylon Tree-Nymph
Idea iasonia
5 Ceylon Palmfly Elymnias singhala
6 Ceylon Treebrown Lethe daretis
7 Ceylon Forester Lethe dynsate
8 Cingalese Bushbrown Mycalesis rama
9 Jewel Four-ring Ypthima singala
10
Blue Oak Leaf

Kallima philarchus
11
Ormiston's Oakblue

Arhopala ormistoni
12 Ceylon Cerulean Jamides coruscans
13 Milky Cerulean Jamides lacteata
14 Woodhouse's Four Lineblue Nacaduba ollyetti
15 Pale Ceylon Six Lineblue Nacaduba sinhala
16 Green's Silverline Spindasis greeni
17 Clouded Silverline Spindasis nubilus
18 Ceylon Indigo Royal Tajuria arida
19 Ceylon Hedge Blue
Udara lanka
20 Lesser Albatross Appias galene
21 One Spot Grass Yellow
Eurema andersonii
22 Black Flat Celaenorrhinus spilothyrus
23 Decorated Ace Halpe decorata
     

 

 

 

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