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Yamfly

Loxura atymnus, Stoll, 1780

Description:

Scientific classification Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Arthropoda Class : Insecta Order : Lepidoptera Superfamily: Papilionoidea Family : Lycaenidae Genus : Loxura Species : L. atymnus

Habitat:

It is found commonly in the wet zone at elevations of between 800 and 2000 feet. It prefers high rainfall and dense vegetated forested areas in lower elevations.

Notes:

It has a gentle, fluttery flight and is considered as a graceful butterfly which settles frequently. It mostly avoids open spaces.

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2 Comments

IndikaJayatissa
IndikaJayatissa 8 years ago

Thanks RiekoS

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting.

IndikaJayatissa
Spotted by
IndikaJayatissa

Galle, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 9, 2013
Submitted on Jan 9, 2013

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