Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Nymphalidae Brush-footed butterflies


       
Peacock Pansy Junonia almana
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to midhills
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Osbeckia octandra [S - Heen bowitiya]
       
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Grey Pansy Junonia atlites
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Elevations below 1000m, preffer wet lowland, rarer at higher elevations
 
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Acanthaceae
 
 
 
   
           
Chocolate Pancy / Chocolat Soldier Junonia iphita pluviatalis
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations throughout the year
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Dipteracanthus prostratus [Nil Puruk - S]
       
 
 
 
   
           
Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias vaisya
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All the elevations, Abundant in low country
       
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Very common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Acanthaceae
       
 
 
 
   
           
Blue Pansy Junonia orithya patenas 
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations but plentiful from 500 m - 1500 m
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Justica procumbens [Mayani - S]
       
       
 
 
 
   

 

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