Monday, February 20, 2012

Banded Blue Pierrot (Discolampa ethion ethion)

Rather rare butterfly found in low country wet zone up to about 1500m a.s.l. elevation. It prefers wooded areas and often settles on a twig or leaf overhanging a jungle path and male a ‘mud-puddler’ settles in wet patches in jungle paths sometime in swarms. Its larva feeds on Ziziphus species of family Rhamnaceae such as Maha-debara (Ziziphus mauritiana) and Maha-eraminiya (Ziziphus rugosa)

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