Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tree Flitter (Hyarotis adrastus)

Rather rare butterfly with fast flight. As per Woodhouse and Ormiston it has been recorded from Haldummulla in July, the hills above Rathnapura in April, July, September and most frequently from the 'Kandy district' during these months as well as in February and March. Ormiston collected single specimen from Kottawa forest reserve (Ormiston W., 1924 & Woodhouse L.G.O., 1950). Its larval host plants are ඉඳි[Indi](Phoenix pusilla) and හීන් වේවැල්[Heen We-wal](Calamus rotang)

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