Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Nymphalidae Brush-footed butterflies


       
Angled Castor Ariadne ariadne minorata
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to 1200m throughout the year
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Common Castor
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Ricinus communis[S -Thel Endaru], Tragia involucrata [Wel Kahambilia]
 
     
 
 
 
   
   
           
Black Rajah Charaxes solon cerynthus
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Low country up to 500m, prefer low country dry zone
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Tamarindus indica [Siyambala]
     
 
 
 
   
           
Baron Euthalia aconthea vasanta
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All parts of the coutry, rare at higher elevations
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Mangifera indica [S- Amba]
       
 
 
 
   
           
Great Eggfly Hypolimnas bolina
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Male Danaid Eggfly, Crows (Euploea spp.)
     
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Laportea interrupta [S - Val Kahambiliya]
     
 
 
 
   
           
Danaid Eggfly Hypolimnas misippus 
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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Common in low country, also found in mid country
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Male similar to Grate Egg fly, especialy the upper side. Female mimics Plain Tiger
   
     
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
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  FEEDING PLANTS
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Hibiscus furcantus [Nabiriththa]
 
   

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