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Apefly (pupa)

Spalgis epeus


Apefly is a common butterfly found in the south and southeast Asia. It belongs to the family Lycaenidae. The speciality in them is their larvae are carnivores and feeds on mealy bugs. It's called the "ape"fly because of the ape-face like appearance in its pupa. The pupa is very small and about 6mm in length. The butterfly has a wingspan of about 20-24mm.

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Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jun 13, 2019
Submitted on Jun 13, 2019

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