Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brown King Crow (Euploea klugii Sinhala)

Common insect flies all over the island throughout the year. Plentiful in dry zone and scarce in higher hills. It take part in migrations. Brown King Crow's food plant in larval stage is Kota-dimbula (Ficus hispida) of family Moraceae and probably of other ficus (Nuga) species. Brown King Crow is mimicked by female of the Great Eggfly, both sexes of Common Palmfly and Common mime.

2 comments:

  1. Nice picture indeed. It is much better if you can write more about mimicry in butterflies. Best Wishes!

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  2. Thnaks Dilshan!!
    yea good idea perhaps as a separate blog post. Will consider that.

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