Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Lycaenidae Blues and Hair-streakers


       
Lime Blue Chilades lajus lajus
 
Lime Blue   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations of Sri Lanka throughout the year.
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Rutaceae
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Gram Blue Euchrysops cnejus
 
Gram Blue   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Plains Cupid, Gram Blue
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Fabaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Small Cupid Chilades parrhasius nila
 
Small Cupid   DISTRIBUTION
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Dry zone
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
Plains Cupid, Gram Blue
  STATUS
-
Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
No records
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Plains Cupid Chilades pandava lanka
 
Plains Cupid   DISTRIBUTION
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Wet zone up to 1000 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
Small Cupid, Gram Blue
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Cycas spp. [Madu]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Indian Cupid Everes lacturnus parrhasius  
 
Indian Cupid   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1500 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Fabaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   

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