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Loxura atymnus


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.


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


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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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.

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Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

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

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