Aberrant Bushblue is one of the rarest butterflies of
though scattered records available from all elevations of the country. Here are some comments made by three pioneer authors on Sri Lankan butterfly on distribution of the Aberrant Bushblue. Sri Lanka
“I have never taken this personally, though, when fishing at Ambawella(6000ft) a small Amblypodia, settled close to me, which was either this or a new species. It is not very rare in the Hills above Ratnapura, and has been taken in
” – Ormiston W. The Butterflies of Colombo 1924 Ceylon
“It has not been captured for many years now, but Ormiston(1924) records…….” – Woodhouse L.G.O. The Butterfly fauna of
“This is a very rare butterfly, the only specimens I have seen being in the
(Natural History)” – D’Abrera, Bernard, The butterflies of British Museum -1998 Ceylon
No records available on its food plant or early stages of the life cycle.
*Above picture was taken at one of the remaining wet lowland forest patch of Gampaha district. It is highlighting the necessity of immediate actions to conserve these places with high biodiversity.