Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona)

A very common butterfly occurs from lowlands to hills while becoming scarce in the hills above 1000m a.s.l.. It take parts in migrations and may be seen even in the higher hills during the migrations. Larva feeds on varies Cassia spp.(C. fistula[ඇහැළ], C. grandis, C. javanica, C. roxburghii [වා] and Senna spp. (S. alata [ඇත් තෝර], S. didymobotrya [රට තෝර], S. surattensis) - (van der Poorten, G. and van der Poorten N., 2013)

References:
van der Poorten, G. and van der Poorten N., 2013. New and revised descriptions of the immature stages of some butterflies in Sri Lanka and their larval food plants (Lepidoptera : Pieridae). Part 1 : Subfamilies Pierini (in part) and Coliadinae. Tropical Lepidoptera, 23: 22–31.

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