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Chocolate Albatross

Appias lyncida

Description:

Rare butterfly of southern low country of the island. Flight fast and strong. Male often settle on damp earth. Its larva feeds on varies plants of family Capparaceae such as Lunu warana ( Crateva adansonii). Chocolate albatross is a butterfly which appears irregularly, being almost entirely absent in certain years. According to the Woodhouse (Woodhouse L.G.O. The Butterfly fauna of Ceylon 1950) it can usually be ‘taken’ from May to October.

Habitat:

home garden

Notes:

newly emerged butterfly

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8 Comments

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thank you ceejayalyssa and Gilma !

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 7 years ago

pretty butterfly :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thank you Sachindra!
Thank you Billo!

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 7 years ago

Super awesome! :) like chocobanana je beautiful!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

great one Nuwan! wow!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thanks Fyn!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Awesome shot! Beautiful!

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Alawwa, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 14, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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