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Pea Blue

Lampides boeticus


This particular butterfly is found in almost everywhere other than America such as; Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia. It is a most widely distributed butterfly in the world. It is found in all elevations in open areas of Sri Lanka, throughout the year. It is commonest places with overgrown vegetation.


It is a migratory species and has a strong flight. It is very active but are also seen basking in the mornings with their wings partially opened. It visits a variety of flowers. The larvae are considered as a pest for certain leguminous vegetables and ornamental plants. The males frequently settle on damp soil to pickup essential salts and minerals.

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NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

thank you mhosadurga!

mhosadurga 11 years ago

Good job!

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Oct 26, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

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