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Found in wooded area up to an elevation of 1600 feet but more common in low country dry zone. It is commonest during the north east monsoon. The male is far more abundant than the female. This butterfly is found in parts of South Asia, including India and Sri Lanka.
The butterfly is solitary It flies in and out of scrub jungles and in wide open spaces, it flies fast and high, and out of reach. It is a nectar lover and prefers the flowers of tall shrubs and small trees but seen flying high above and forages on the trees. It spends little time on a flower and flies away in a hurry. The male is occasionally attracted to wet soil or gravel.
Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2013
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