Friday, December 26, 2014

Double Branded Crow (Euploea sylvester montana)

An uncommon butterfly though widely distributed in most parts of the island from lowlands to about 1000m a.s.l. It takes part in migrations. Only known larval host plant is Gymnema sylvestre [මස්බැද්ද] (van der Poorten, G. and van der Poorten N., 2011

References:
van der Poorten, G. and van der Poorten N., 2011. New and revised descriptions of the immature stages of some butterflies in Sri Lanka and their larval food plants (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part 1: Sub-family Danainae. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 44: 1–16.

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