Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Lycaenidae Blues and Hair-streakers


       
Apefly Spalgis epeus epeus
 
Apefly   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to mid hills below 500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Rare
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Do not feed on Plants, Feed on mealy buggs and Scale insects
       
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Common Acacia Blue Surendra vivarna discalis
 
Common Acacia Blue   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Acacia caecia [Hinguru wel]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Redspot Zesius chrysomallus
 
Redspot   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
None
  STATUS
-
Rare
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Psidium guajava [Pera]
      Anacardium occidentale
      Terminalia spp
 
Loranthus spp
 
   
           
Malayan Megisba malaya
 
Malayan   DISTRIBUTION
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Low and mid country
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
 
  STATUS
-
Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Sapindaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Quaker Neopithecops zalmora  
 
Quaker   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1500 m throughout the year.
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Rare
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Glycosmis pentaphylla [Dodanpana]
       
 
 
 
   

 

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