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Common Jezebel

Delias eucharis

Description:

It is abundant everywhere in island wherever its larval food plant flourishes (i.e. Loranthus species - Common parasitic plants called Pilila in Sinhala) at all elevations and flies all the year round. Flight is weak and fluttering. Although flies rather high it comes readily to flowers in all weather conditions.

Habitat:

dry zone shrub forests


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10 Comments

RickBohler
RickBohler 4 years ago

Fantastic shot Nuwan :)

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Yes indeed it is a perfect shot of this beautiful butterfly... The love butterfly with its little row of red hearts!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Nuwan, you got everything right: the angle, direction of light, background, and the focus!

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Ah... my favourite Indian butterfly... Beautiful, Nuwan.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Great find Nuwan..

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Nice spotting Nuwan aiya!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Thanks Mark, cyan, federico & Pradeep..

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

colorful spotting!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Hang on I'll need to put my sunnies on.... ahh fantastic!

Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.95, Long: 81.25

Spotted on Nov 23, 2014
Submitted on Nov 24, 2014

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