Friday, November 23, 2012

Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava lanka)

Common butterfly of wet zone up to about 1000m a.s.l. Males sometimes settle on damp earth in numbers. Its larva feeds on Ferns (Cycas spp.), Jambu (Xylia spp.) and sometimes Wagatea  spicata and larva are attended by some ant species. 

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