Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Lycaenidae Blues and Hair-streakers


       
African Babul Blue Azanus jesous gamra
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Low country below 300 m all over the island
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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Rare
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Acacia leucophoea [S - Katu andara]
       
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Zebra Blue Syntarucus plinius
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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All over the island up to 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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sesbania bispinosa
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Banded Blue Pierrot Discolampa ethion ethion
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Low country wet zone up to 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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Rare
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Zizipus rugosa [Maha-eraminia]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Pierrot Castalius rosimon
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1500 m throughout the year.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Zizipus rugosa [Maha-eraminia]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Red Pierrot Talicada nyseus nyseus  
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to mid hills through out 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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Bryophyllum calycinum [Akkapana]
       
       
 
 
 
   

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