Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tree Nymph (Idea iasonia)

An endemic and rare butterfly found in wet forests from lowlands to higher hills. Occurs rarely also in some Northern and Eastern dry zone forests. It is usually found near water streams and easily notice by its floating and sailing like slow flight, often high among tree tops. Its larval food plant is කිරි අඟුණ/වල් අඟුණ[Kiri Aguna/Val Aguna](Parsonsia alboflavescens)

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