The national butterfly of Sri Lanka ; Sri Lankan Birdwing | Troides darsius


This is a large sized , endemic, migratory species that belong to the family of Papilionidae which can be moderately found in both forests and home gardens all over the country.

It flies very fast and observe that this is a female as there is a little white dusting in the fore wing upperside along the veins.

info source: A pocket guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka by BCSSL
The photo was clicked at the dry side of Knuckles reserves.


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