Saturday, October 27, 2012

Brown Awl (Badamia exelamationis)

Rather rare skipper found in all elevations of the country in all the year round while scarce in higher hills. It is a migratory species and sometimes appears in great numbers usually in company with Ceylon Banded Awl (Hasora badra lanka) and White-banded Awl (Hasora taminatus taminatus). It is less afraid of sun unlike other two and often visits flowers even on a bright day. The larva feeds on Terminalia spp., Lumnitzera spp., and Kaduru-ketiya wel (Combretum albidum)


  1. How do you know all those specific details of those birds and butterflies?Are you doing an extensive research of the bird or butterfly once the picture is taken or have you deeply studied Zoology and botony?

    1. I don't have any formal education on zoology nor on botany :). If you visit my profile page above you may realize that my profession (and also education) is rather different area not related with natural history. I have been studying on Sri Lankan fauna and flora simply by referring literature available on them and these blog posts are highly base on them and some extents on my personal observations.