Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Butterflies and Moths 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. The aim of this website is to facilitate and popularize Lepidoptera researches and conservation in Sri Lanka. I believe that the content of this website will be useful for primary school students to serious lepidopterists including undergraduates, graduate students, taxonomists, conservationists, naturalists, environmentalists, entomologists, zoologists, any nature enthusiastic and general public who concern about our natural heritage.


1. Classification

2. Checklist >>>

3. Endemc lepidoptera of Sri Lanka >>>

4. Distribution

5. Habitats

6. Conservation




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