Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Nymphalidae Brush-footed butterflies


       
Common Leopard Phalanta phalantha
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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All over the island, rare at higer elevations
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Female Indian fritillary
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Flacourtia indica [S - Uguressa]
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Common Nawab Polyura athamas
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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arid, dry and intermediate zones
     
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Rare
  HABITS
-
Attract to Carrion
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Acacia pinnata [Goda Hinguru - S]
     
 
 
 
   
           
Cruiser Vindula erota asela
 
Black Prince   DISTRIBUTION
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Forests of all elevations
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Rare
  HABITS
-
Attract to Carrion
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Adenia hondala [Pothu-hondala - S]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Indian Red Admiral Vanessa indica nubicola
 
    DISTRIBUTION
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Higher elevations above 900 m.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Uncommon
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Girardinia diversifolia [Gas Kahambilia - S]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui 
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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All over the island, Common in higer elevations
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Rare
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Blumea spp.
       
       
 
 
 
   

 

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