Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Nymphalidae Brush-footed butterflies


       
Common Sailor Neptis hylas varmona
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations of the island throughout the island
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Chestnut Streaked Sailor
  STATUS
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Very common
  HABITS
-
Gliding flight
  HOST PLANTS
-
Family Fabacea, Family Malvaceae
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Chestnut Streaked Sailor Neptis jumbah nalanda
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Low and mid country
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Common Sailor
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  HOST PLANTS
-
Family Rhamanaceae, Family Malvaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Lascar Pantoporia hordonia sinuata
 
  DISTRIBUTION
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150m to 1200m of elevation
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None in Sri Lanka
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
 
  HOST PLANTS
-
Acacia spp., Albizia spp.
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Commander Moduza procris calidasa
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Sea level to 1500m
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  HOST PLANTS
-
Mussaenda frondosa [Mussenda]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Clipper Parthenos sylvia cyaneus 
 
Common Banded Peacock        
DISTRIBUTION
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Higher elevations and wet zone forests, throughout the year.
   
       
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Rare
  HABITS
-
Gliding flight
  HOST PLANTS
-
Adenia hondala [Pothu-hondala]
 
 
 
   

 

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