Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Papilionidae Birdwings or Swallowtails


       
Common Mime Chilasa clytia lankeswara
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Low country and mid hils
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Dark blue tiger
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Rather slow flight
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Litsea glutinosa [Bomee-S]
  LAVA   Black with yellow paches and red dots plus spins
  PUAPA   resembles a dead twig
 
 
 
   
   
           
Common Bluebottle Graphium sarpedon teredon
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Prefer ow country wet and intermediate zones, hil country
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Common Jay
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Litsea glutinosa [Bomee-S]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Jay Graphium doson
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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arid, dry and intermediate zones
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
Common Bluebottle
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Migratory sp
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Cinnamomum spp[Dawul Kurundu]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Tailed Jay Graphium agamemnon menides
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations, Prefer wet zone.
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Common
  HABITS
-
Fast flier
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Michelia champaca [Ginisapu], Annona spp.
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Banded Peacock Papilio crino
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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arid, dry and intermediate zones
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Uncommon
  HABITS
-
Canopy butterfly, Migrate
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Cloroxylon swietenia [Burutha]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Lime Butterfly Papilio demoleus demoleus
 
Dark Evening Brown   DISTRIBUTION
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Below 500m
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
-
Very common
  HABITS
-
Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Calotropis gigantea [Wara]
       
       
 
 
 
   

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