Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sri Lanka Treebrown (Lethe daretis)

English: Sri Lanka Treebrown
Binomial: Lethe daretis

Sri Lanka Treebrown is a endemic species of butterflies restricted to the montane zone of Sri Lanka. Host plants of this butterfly belongs to poaceae family(Bamboo family). Due to that reason, a popular place to observe this butterfly is among the bamboo bushes of Horton National Park. Above photograph was taken at Galway's Land National Park in Nuwaraelya.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pruinosed Bloodtail (Lathrecista asiatica asiatica)

English: Pruinosed Bloodtail
Binomial: Lathrecista asiatica asiatica

It is a widespread species of dragonflies found in many countries in the world. In Sri Lanka, the population has been distributed in the lowlands. Above photographed specimen was found in Gilimale area in the Rathnapura district. In the IUCN Red List it is in the category of 'Least Concern'.

  • Dragonflies of Sri Lanka - Matjaž Bedjaniè, Karen Conniff, Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm) 2015-4 -

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yellow-wattled lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)

English: Yellow-wattled lapwing
Binomial: Vanellus malabaricus
Sinhala: කහ-යටිමල් කිරළා

Yellow-wattled lapwing is a common bird found in the Indian sub continent. They mainly live in dry areas compared to the Red-wattled lapwing. Females lay eggs in a nest made in the ground. Color of the eggs is light brown and there are blackish-brown spots scattered on the surface. It is 'Least concerned' in the IUCN Red List. Above photographs were taken at Yala National Park in June, 2015.