Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Common Leopard (Phalanta phalantha)


Common butterfly occurs in open areas close to the jungles, and scrub lands from sea level to about 6000ft a.s.l. Larva feeds on Kara (Canthium coromandelicum), Keta embilla (Dovyalis  hebecarpa/Ceylon gooseberry), Flacourtia (S: Uguressa) and Smilax (S: Kabarossa) species. Common leopard is a migratory species and sometime it swarms on wet patches on the roads in the low country dry zone. 

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