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Cornelian

Deudorix epijarbas

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Cornelian
Deudorix epijarbas Deudorix epijarbas - Wikipedia


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Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

Sure

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara a month ago

Ah, do look for it. And try to get the upperside view too.

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

Ah now I got it , there is a thicket covered with වැල් පෙනෙල / Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) nearby, which is the larval food plant of this butterfly. there may be some females around too. will have a look tomorrow.

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara a month ago

Since it's a male, the plant doesn't matter. I thought if it was a female and if the plant was one of its host plants, it might be planning to lay eggs because females are usually seen around the host plant looking for egg-laying sites.
Glad to hear that you saw this one on time. It's definitely better than Gram Blue. And I think you've seen Gram Blue before...
I'm looking forward to some new spottings then :D

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

Tomorrow I'm going after few blues/line blues hanging around the paddy field in front of my house.

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

I was chasing a gram blue and caught a glimpse of brown orange creature flying past me. i lost the GB but got a pic of this using my Phone

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

I have no idea of the tree it was perching on, a kind of Hibiscus shrub. Its uncommon in hill country, normally seen in LCWZ.

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara a month ago

Then this is a male. Females' upperside is plain brown.

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara a month ago

Blues are my favourite too! I'm not as lucky as you though. I've only captured 16 blues so far.

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

Yeah it was golden orange upper side, couldn't get a shot. it was so fast. gone blink of an eye.

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara a month ago

Amazing shot :D
Cornelian is known to be an uncommon canopy species.
Do you know the tree it's perching on? And by any chance, did you get a glimpse of its upperside view?

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

So far i have captured 22 species of Blues/Gossamer Winged Butterflies. I love the blues

Sahana Vajirasena
Sahana Vajirasena a month ago

caught by chance

Sahana Vajirasena
Spotted by
Sahana Vajirasena

Kirimetiya, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Oct 25, 2021
Submitted on Oct 25, 2021

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