Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sri Lankan Hedge Hopper (Baracus vittatus vittatus)

English : Sri Lankan Hedge Hopper
Binomial Name : Baracus vittatus vittatus
Baracus vittatus is an endemic butterfly of Sri Lanka. It can be seen mostly in hill country were its larval food grasses (eg: Garnotia exaristata) grow. This butterfly is common in areas where elevation above the sea level is greater than 1500 meters. But it has been recorded in areas where the elevation is low as 900 meters.

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