Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Hesperiidae Flats, Darters and Skippers


       
Ceylon Ace Halpe homolea ceylonica
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Mid and hill country wet zone from 500 m - 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Unommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Davidsea attenuata  [S - Bata , E - Bamboo, ]
       
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Common Small Flat Sarangesa dasahara albicilia
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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dry, intermediate and wet zones
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Acanthaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Conjoined Swift Pelopidas conjuncta narooa
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Wet and intermediate zones up to 900 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Other Pelopidas
  STATUS
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Unommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Paddy or Grass
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Indian Skipper Spialia galba 
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations throughout the year. Rare above 1500 m.
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Sida rhomibfolia [Kotikan bevila]
       
 
 
 
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Water Snow Flat Tagiades litigiosa ceylonica  
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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Wet zone up to mid hills
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None but in flight quite similar to that of White four-ring (Ypthima ceylanica)
     
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Smilax zeylanica [Heen Kabarasa], various plants of Family Dioscoreaceae
     
       
 
   

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