Friday, March 9, 2012

Common Gull (Cepora nerissa evagete)

Common in low country drier parts throughout the year but can be seen all over the island including higher hills during the migration period. Sometimes it may be seen settled in hundreds on mud or wet sand to absorb minerals.  Its larva feeds on varies Capparis species of the family Capparaceae such as Capparis zeylanica (Sudu Welangiriya), Capparis sepiara.etc.

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