Common butterfly of the
found in open areas and scrub lands throughout the island, whole the year
round. But it is much common below 2000ft a.s.l. Tawny coster is the only species of the
family Acraeidae large number of butterfly species of which are found mainly in the Sri Lanka Africa. Its larva feeds on varies plants of
family Cucurbitaceae and Passifloraceae such as Delbatu(Passiflora foetida),
Hodala (Adenia hodala), etc.