Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Zebra Blue (Syntarucus plinius)

Common butterfly occurs throughout the island up to higher hills. It is one of the commonest in drier parts of the country where male Zebra blues are always seen congregated around mud puddles and other moist areas. Larva feeds on flowers of Aeschynomene americana, Indigofera tinctoria(නිල් අවරි), Rhynchosia minima, Plumbago auriculata(Cape leadwort) and Plumbago zeylanica(එළ-නිතුල්/Ceylon leadwort/White plumbago)*

*Jayasinghe H.D., Rajapaksha S.S. & de Alwis C. 2014 A Compilation and Analysis of food plants utilization of Sri Lankan butterfly larva (Papilionoidea) TaprobanicaVol 6(2) 110-131pp.

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