Sunday, July 27, 2014

Indian Sunbeam (Curetis thetis)

English : Indian Sunbeam
Binomial Name : Curetis thetis
Indian Sunbeam is an uncommon butterfly of Sri Lanka and distributed across Indian sub continent. More common in dry zone compared to wet zone. It has been found in all over the island up to 900 meters above the sea level. Female of this butterfly is rare to find compared to male. Male can be identified easily by brightly colored upperside. Upperside of the female is dark brownish-black.

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