Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Lycanidae Blues and Hair-streakers


       
Large Oakblue Arhopala amantes amantes
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1000 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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other Oakblues
  STATUS
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Rare
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Terminalia catappa [S - Kottamba]
       
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Monkey-puzzle Rathinda amor
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1000 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
 
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Ixora coccinea [Rath-Mal]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Indian Sunbeam Curetis thetis
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1000m
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Pongamia pinnata [Karanda]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Slate Flash Rapala manea schistacea
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Throughout the island, common at moderate elevations
   
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Indigo Flash
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Acacia caesia [Hinguru wel]
 
 
 
   
           
Yamfly Loxura atymnus arcuata  
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1000 m in jungles
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Smilax zeylanica [Heen Kabaressa]
       
       
 
 
 
   

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