Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Long-banded Silverline (Spindasis lohita)


Long-banded Silverline is a rare butterfly found in forests and such well wooded areas from lowlands to hills up to about 1200m a.s.l. It is the largest Sri Lankan Silverline. Its larva feeds on Terminalia, Xylia(?), Convolvulaceae and Dioscorea pentaphylla (කටු-අල[katu-ala]) species (Woodhouse L.G.O, 1950). Larva also attended by Crematogaster ants.

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