Monday, August 26, 2013

Chocolate Soldier (Junonia iphita pluviatalis)

Common butterfly found in open jungle areas of all elevations of the island all the year round. It takes part in migrations especially in November to December. Chocolate Soldier often settles on damp earth. Its larva feeds on Nelu[නෙලු] species (Strobilanthes spp.), Nil Puruk[නිල් පුරුක්] (Dipteracanthus prostrates) and Katu karandu[කටු කරඩු] (Barleria prionitis) (Gamage R., 2013)

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