Monday, June 21, 2010

Lesser Grass Blue(Zizina Otis)


While describing distribution of this butterfly Ormiston – One of the pioneer in butterfly studies of Sri Lanka – stated “Very common everywhere from Galle to Jaffna, and from sea level to the Horton Plains”. Even today it is not much different of Ormiston’s observation in early last century. It is a butterfly of all elevations throughout the year. But less common in higher elevations. Larva feed on various plants of the Fabaceae such as Sesbsnia bispinosa a very common weed of paddy fields.

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