Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Hesperiidae Flats, Darters and Skippers


       
Bush Hopper Ampittia dioscorides singa
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Elevations up to 500m, throughout the year
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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commonly inhabit the growing paddy
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Paddy or Grass (Family Poaceae)
       
       
 
 
 
  Above picture; MALE
   
           
Hedge Hopper Delias eucharis
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Above 1500 m throughout, the year
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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No records, The larva probably feeds on grasses.
     
 
 
 
   
           
Orange-Tailed Awl Bibasis sena sena
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Golden Angle Caprona ransonnettii
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Low country dry zone
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Ceylon Golden Angle
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Helicteres isora [Lihiniya - S]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Black Flat* Celaenorrhinus spilothyrus 
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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Wet zone up to mid hills
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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ENDEMIC, Common
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Acanthaceae
       
       
 
 
 
  Above picture; FEMALE

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