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Yamfly

Loxura atymnus

Description:

This is a mating couple of Yamfly butterflies. Yamfly is a common butterfly found Sri Lanka. •Family : Lycaenidae •Wingspan: 32-35mm •Host Plant: Smilax perfoliata, Smilax zeylanica, Dioscorea alata. The upper side of the wings are bright orange in colour. Easily distinguished by the curly tail with a white tip.

Habitat:

Flight is delicate and easily noticeable due to its bright orange colour. Basks wi the partially opened wings.

Notes:

The above was spotted in the afternoon in my backyard. Well its a pretty messy corner in my garden that contains butterfly host plants and since it's open to direct sunlight butterflies easily come around. At first I saw them flying around independently. They waited at the mating position for around 5-8 minutes and flew away.

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2 Comments

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 2 years ago

Couldn't have said it better myself! Thankyou Mark Ridgway!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Very nice spotting.
They have been washed in tumeric.

i_munasinghe
Spotted by
i_munasinghe

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 23, 2019
Submitted on May 23, 2019

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