Saturday, January 24, 2015

Clipper (Parthenos sylvia)

English: Clipper
Binomial Name: Parthenos sylvia

Clipper is a butterfly found in dense forests of Sri Lanka and difficult to find close to human habitats. It is common in wet zone compared to dry zone. This butterfly settles rarely on the ground. Most of the time it can be seen flying high up in the trees. Many sub species of this butterfly have been identified in some other Asian countries. The sub species found in Sri Lanka is P. s. cyaneus.

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