Butterflies and Moths of Sri Lanka

Family Satyridae Browns or Satyrs


         
Common Palmfly Elymnias hypermnestra fraterna ,
 
Common Palmfy   DISTRIBUTION
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Low and mid country
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Female - Common Tiger, Male - Common Crow
     
  STATUS
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Common
  HABITS
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Do not fly far away, local
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Arecaceae [=Palmae]
       
 
 
 
   
   
           
Ceylon Palmfly* Elymnias singala ,
 
Ceymon Palmfly   DISTRIBUTION
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Kandy, Balangoda
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Common Crow
  STATUS
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Rare, Endemic
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
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Family Arecaceae [=Palmae]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Tamil Treebrown Lethe drypetis , Hewitson
 
Tamil Treebrown   DISTRIBUTION
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Bamboo forests of wet hill country with high rainfall
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Other Treebrowns
  STATUS
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Not Common
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Bamboo [Bata]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Treebrown Lethe rohria yoga,
 
Common Treebrown   DISTRIBUTION
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Bamboo forests of wet hill country with high rainfall
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Other Treebrowns
  STATUS
-
Rare
  HABITS
-
 
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Bamboo [Bata]
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Common Evening Brown Melanitis lede ismene, Stoll
 
Common Evening Brown   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations throughout the year
  SIMILAR SPECIES
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Dark Evening Brown
  STATUS
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Very Common
  HABITS
-
Crepuscular
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Poaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   
           
Dark Evening Brown Melanitis phedima tambra
 
Dark Evening Brown   DISTRIBUTION
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All elevations throughout the year
  SIMILAR SPECIES
-
Common Evening Brown
  STATUS
-
Very Common
  HABITS
-
Crepuscular
  FEEDING PLANTS
-
Family Poaceae
       
       
 
 
 
   

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