Saturday, December 18, 2010

Psyche (Leptosia nina)

Psyche is a slow flying common butterfly with island wide distribution throughout the year, though less common above 1500m.  It is usually found fluttering by the low shrub lands of open country and under growth of jungles.  

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  1. Hi K.
    It is about 32-34mm. Perhalf not tiny but small since there are smaller butterflies live in Sri Lanka than this one and smallest one is little bit smaller than new one rupee coin.:)

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  2. Amila
    Its larva feeds on varies Capparis specis and Cleome species of family Capparaceae such as Capparis roxburghii (Velangiriya) and Cleome aspera and Cleome chelidonii known as wal aba.

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