Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lime Butterfly( Papilio demoleus)

Common butterfly of all over the island below 1500ft throughout the year. It occasionally joins with migratory flight in great numbers and may then be seen at higher elevations. Larva feed on various plants of Rutaceae family such as Diwul[දිවුල්]/Woodapple (Limonia acidissima), Dehi /Lime (Citrus auruntifolia, Citrus limon), Beli (Aegle marmelos…etc.

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