Butterflies of Sri Lanka

With the two recently recorded species by Dr. Michael van der Poorten known butterfly fauna of Sri Lanka consists of 245/246 species. 20 out of them are endemic to the island.



1
LC
2
EN
3
LC
4
Spot Swordtail (Pathysa nomius nomius)
VU
5
LC
6
LC
7
LC
8
EN
9
LC
10
VU
11
LC
12
VU
13
LC
14
LC
15
Common Birdwing /Ceylon Birdwing (Troides darsius)
LC


16
LC
17
LC
18
Plain Puffin (Appias indra narendra)
CR
19
LC
20
LC
21
LC
22
LC
23
LC
24
Orange Migrant (Catopsilia scylla)
LC
25
Lesser Gull (Cepora nadina cingala)
CR
26
LC
27
LC
28
Crimson Tip (Colotis danae danae)
VU
29
NT
30
Plain Orange Tip (Colotis aurora)
VU
31
Large Salmon Arab (Colotis fausta fulvia)
VU
32
LC
33
LC
34
LC
35
LC
36
VU
37
VU
38
Great Orange Tip/Giant Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe ceylonica)
LC
39
LC
40
Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene cingalensis)
LC
41
LC
42
LC
43
Painted Sawtooth (Prioneris sita)
EN


44
LC
45
EN
46
LC
47
Common Castor (Ariadne merione taprobana)
VU
48
VU
49
LC
50
NT
51
Black Rajah (Charaxes solon cerynthus)
NT
52
LC
53
LC
54
LC
55
LC
56
VU
57
Autumn Leaf (Doleschallia bisaltide ceylonica)
EN
58
LC
59
LC
60
Ceylon Palmfly (Elymnias singala)
EN
61
LC
62
LC
63
The Great Crow/King Crow (Euploea phaenareta corus)
EN
64
NT
65
LC
66
VU
67
LC
68
LC
69
VU
70
VU
71
LC
72
LC
73
Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta)
CR
74
LC
75
LC
76
NT
77
Blue Oak Leaf  (Kallima philarchus philarchus)
EN
78
LC
79
Ceylon Treebrown  (Lethe daretis)
EN
80
EN
81
Ceylon Forester  (Lethe dynsate)
EN
82
EN
83
Beak (Libythea celtis lepitoides)
EN
84
VU
85
LC
86
NT
87
LC
88
LC
89
LC
90
LC
91
EN
92
LC
93
LC
94
LC
95
LC
96
NT
97
LC
98
EN
99
LC
100
CR
101
LC
102
LC
103
VU
104
EN
105
LC
106
NT
107
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
VU
108
EN
109
NT
110
LC
111
EN


112
Hampson's Hedge Blue (Acytolepis lilacea moorei)
EN
113
LC
114
NT
115
LC
116
EN
117
LC
118
Centaur Oakblue (Arhopala pseudocentaurus pirama)
LC
119
Ormiston's Oakblue  (Arhopala ormistoni)
CR
120
LC
121
Bright Babul Blue (Azanus ubaldus)
CR
122
Plane (Bindahara phocides)
EN
123
LC
124
LC
125
EN
126
CR
127
LC
128
CR
129
VU
130
LC
131
LC
132
LC
133
LC
134
VU
135
LC
136
LC
137
LC
138
LC
139
Blue Onyx/Common Onyx (Horaga onyx cingalensis)
CR
140
Brown Onyx (Horaga albimacula viola)
CR
141
LC
142
CR
143
NT
144
LC
145
LC
146
LC
147
VU
148
VU
149
LC
150
LC
151
LC
152
LC
153
Rounded 6-Lineblue (Nacaduba berenice ormistoni)
DD
154
Opaque 6-Lineblue (Nacaduba beroe minima)
EN
155
Dark Ceylon 6-Lineblue (Nacaduba calauria toxopeus)
DD
156
NT
157
Transparent 6-Lineblue (Nacaduba kurava prominens)
VU
158
Woodhouse's 4-Lineblue  (Nacaduba ollyetti)
CR
159
NT
160
Pale Ceylon 6-Lineblue  (Nacaduba sinhala)
VU
161
LC
162
EN
163
White Southern Royal/White Royal (Pratapa deva deva)
EN
164
LC
165
LC
166
White-tipped Lineblue (Prosotas noreia noreia)
EN
167
Indian Red Flash (Rapala iarbus sorya)
DD
168
Malabar Flash (Rapala lankana)
CR
169
Slate Flash (Rapala manea schistacea
LC
170
VU
171
LC
172
LC
173
Scarce Shot Silverline (Spindasis lunulifera fairliei)
DD
174
Green’s Silverline (Spindasis greeni)
CR
175
LC
176
VU
177
Clouded Silverline  (Spindasis nubilis)
DD
178
VU
179
LC
180
LC
181
Ceylon Indigo Royal  (Tajuria arida)
CR
182
LC
183
Plains Blue Royal (Tajuria jehana ceylonicas)
CR
184
LC
185
EN
186
Striped Pierrot (Tarucus nara)
LC
187
EN
188
Ceylon Hedge Blue  (Udara lanka)
EN
189
Singalese Hedge Blue (Udara singalensis)
EN
190
Common Guava Blue (Virachola isocrates)
LC
191
VU
192
LC
193
LC
194
LC
195
LC

Family: Riodinidae

196
Plum Judy (Abisara echerius prunosa)
LC

Family: Hesperiidae

197
LC
198
LC
199
Paint Brush Swift (Baoris penicillata)
CR
200
VU
201
Orange-Tailed Awl (Bibasis sena sena)
EN
202
LC
203
Branded Orange Awlet (Bibasis oedipodea ataphus)
EN
204
VU
205
CR
206
Ceylon Golden Angle (Caprona alida lanka)
CR
207
LC
208
VU
209
LC
210
Indian Awl King (Choaspes benjaminii)
VU
211
NT
212
CR
213
VU
214
African Marbled Skipper (Gomalia elma albofasciata)
CR
215
EN
216
Rare Ace (Halpe homolea egena)
EN
217
EN
218
LC
219
White Banded Awl (Hasora taminatus taminatus)
NT
220
LC
221
LC
222
VU
223
VU
224
VU
225
NT
226
NT
227
NT
228
VU
229
NT
230
VU
231
LC
232
DD
233
Common Dart (Potanthus pseudomaesa)
VU
234
Common Small Flat (Sarangesa dasahara albicilia)
NT
235
LC
236
LC
237
Ceylon Palm Bob (Suastus minuta minuta)
EN
238
LC
239
Water Snow Flat (Tagiades litigiosa ceylonica)
VU
240
EN
241
LC
242
VU
243
NT
244
EN
245
LC


References and Literature cited:

Gamage Rajika (2007) An Illustrated guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka, Author Publication.

Gamage Rajika (2008) Samanalunta enna kiyamu (Text in Sinhala), Author Publication.

Ormiston  W. (1924) The Butterflies of Ceylon, H.W.Cave & Co., Colombo 1924, AES Reprint New Delhi, 2003
d' Abrera Bernard (1998) The Butterflies of Ceylon, WHT Publications : Colombo.

Banks John & Judy (1985) A Selection of the Butterflies of Sri Lanka, Lake House Investments, Colombo 1985, Reprinted 1999 Stamford lake (pvt) ltd

Woodhouse L.G.O. (1950) The Butterfly Fauna of Ceylon, Ceylon Government Press, Colombo, 2nd (Abriged) Edition.  1950.

Perera W.P.N. & Bambaradeniya C.N.B. (2006) Species richness, distribution and conservation status of butterflies in Sri Lanka IN: The fauna of Sri lanka:  status of taxonomy, research and conservation. IUCN, Sri lanka: 53-65.

Ranasinghe Douglas (2008) Asirimath Samanala Lokaya (Text in Sinhala), Author Publication.