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Common Cerulean

Jamides celeno Cramer, 1775

Description:

Scientific classification Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Arthropoda Class : Insecta Order : Lepidoptera Superfamily: Papilionoidea Family : Lycaenidae Genus : Jamides Species : J. celeno

Habitat:

They are found commonly in all elevations throughout the country, all year round, yet abundant in the southern part. It is frequently spotted by the side paths and roads, mostly frequently met with in the wet zone. It is found in forest habitats as well as in cultivated areas and homesteads.

Notes:

It is active, flies fast and hovers for a considerable time before it alights on the bushes and plants. Its flight is somewhat weak and it stays near the ground. When encountered, it is usually in the company of others of its kind. They also love to settle on the tips of leaves of bushes or trees at some height and bask in the sun with their wings slightly opened and prefer partial shade to full sun.

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IndikaJayatissa
Spotted by
IndikaJayatissa

Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jun 29, 2011
Submitted on Jan 9, 2013

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