Common Leopard | Phalanta phalantha


This is a common migratory species which is also known as Spotted Rustic.

Notice that the outer margin of the hind wing is wavy and the black marks along it are almost uniform. The new born butterflies have a purplish shade as well as one of the sub species does.

This species is found throughout the country and can be seen roaming around their LFPs usually as it is said to be a sun loving butterfly.

(source of info: A pocket guide to Butterflies of Sri Lanka by BCSSL.)

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