Monday, February 17, 2014

Common Bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon)

English : Common Bluebottle / Blue Triangle
Scientific : Graphium sarpedon

Common Bluebottle is a butterfly living in South and Southeast Asia including almost all environmental regions of Sri Lanka. It feeds on nectar of flowers and males have the habit of feeding by the edges of puddles. Larvae of the G. sarpedon feed on trees which belong to Lauraceae family. It is considered as a fast moving and fast reacting butterfly by making it difficult to catch.

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