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Common Name : Angled Castor     -       Scientific Name : Ariadne Ariadne       -       Other Name : Nawrisiya (S)
Pomparippu
10/26/2014
Pomparippu
10/26/2014
Pomparippu
10/26/2014

This is a Nymphalidae butterfly found in South-East Asia. It is found throughout the country but is less abundant in the wet zone.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned” (National Red List 2012).

This is a species protected under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance as amended by Act No. 22 of 2009.

I have observed this butterfly at most locations with a little bit of vegetation in the intermediate and dry zone areas. It is rare in the wet zone. In the north is quite common in the Jaffna peninsula as well as the Mannar Island.

The females of this species will lay its eggs on Tragia (Kahambiliya) species such as Tragia plukenetti and Tragia involucrate (Wel Kahambiliya).

This is species can be commonly seen at open locations such as Eluwankulama, Pomparippu and in block 5 of Wilpattu National Park.