Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Pieridae Whites and Yellows/ Whites and Sulphurs


       
Small Salmon Arab Colotis amata modestus
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Common in low country arid zone and dry coastal zones, less common in other parts of the dry zone.
     
     
       
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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none
  STATUS
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Uncommon
  HABITS
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Slow flight, frequently rests
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Azima tetracantha [S - Katu-masbedda]
 
   
   
           
Common Jezebel Delias eucharis
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations, throught the year
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Painted Saw-tooth
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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A canoopy butterfly; serching for host plants or mate. Rests in lower tree canoopy and come down for nectar.
     
     
       
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Loranthus spp.[S- Pilala]
 
   
           
Three Spot Grass Yellow Eurema blanda silhetana
 
Common Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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Very common in lower hills
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Other Grass yellows
  STATUS
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Very common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Fabaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe simulata
 
Tailed Jay   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations, throught the year
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Other Grass yellows
  STATUS
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Very common
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Fabaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Spotless Grass Yellow Eurema laeta laeta
 
Common Banded Peacock   DISTRIBUTION
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Low and hill country
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Other Grass yellows
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Migratory species
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Fabaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Psyche Leptosia nina nina
 
Dark Evening Brown   DISTRIBUTION
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Up to mid hills
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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None
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Very slow charasteristic flight just above the ground
   
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FEEDING PLANTS
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Cleome aspera [Val-aba/ Val -heba]
   
       
       
   

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