Thursday, June 12, 2014

Joker / Spotted Joker (Byblia ilithyia)

English : Joker / Spotted Joker
Binomial Name : Byblia ilithyia
Being restricted to the arid-zone and some parts of very dry areas of dry zone, Byblia ilithyia has become somewhat rare butterfly of Sri Lanka. Apart from Sri Lanka it lives in some parts of Africa and India. It is a non edible butterfly for predators such as birds due to the accumulated poison taken by host plants. Most of their host plants belong to Euphorbiaceae family.

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