Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sri Lankan Tiger/Monarch (Parantica taprobana)

Sri Lankan Tiger is an endemic butterfly Occurs above 1000 m elevation and common above 1200 m though occasionally found as low as 800 m elevation. It inhabits forests and well wooded hill country home gardens. Larva feeds on Cynanchum alatum possibly Tylophora cordifolia and other Tylophoraspecies. Probably also on Ceropegia thwaitesii (Considered as ‘Possibly Extinct’ plant since no recent records) or other Ceropegia species.

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