Today I looked up for this in the guide book and all the facts (identification details, the habitat of shrubs which this was found) were matching except for the local areas which these were found. As per the guide book, it is in the Uva provincial area. But still as this is a migratory species, there is a possibility to find this in other areas. But thought of sharing the fact. Continue reading Spotless Grass Yellow | Eurema laeta
It is so fascinating to watch how nature maintain its natural flow of events. From the mass flows of earth to the daily routine of a micro-organism, it is always having something to be discovered and get amused about. One … Continue reading Common Tailorbird; Equilibrium
The day was sunny and I returned home after a field visit to the low country wet zone. On my way to home, I saw a Common Mormon resting on a Curry leaves plant beside the road to my home. … Continue reading Home garden…
It was the last week of July 2017 last week and I spent a week in the vicinity mentioned. Within the time period, I was able to visit Seethawaka Botanical Gardens, Baddagana Wetland Park (twice) and Thalawathugoda Biodiversity Park. I … Continue reading A field visit to the Low country – Wet zone
It was last December when myself and three other batch mates made a visit to the Kanneliya forest reserve. Going into details, it is a tropical rain forest reserve, located south (south east to be frank) of the Sinharaja rain forest and is in collaboration with the KDN (Kannelia-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya) reserves. We took the Kabbale Kanda route this time as I had covered all the other routes by then. On the descend, we came across this giant cancer in the tree… Observe its gigantic size (which actually over whelmed me with passion to learn more about these stuff…) Continue reading A cancer; not on a human, but a tree…
Belonging to the family of Lycaenidae, this is a small butterfly that can be seen in the home gardens and shrub lands all over the country. But still, this was the one and only Red Pierrot I have seen around my home. And turns out that roaming around in the morning doesn’t mean nothing as I am always able to click at least one new bugger out there. (info source : A pocket guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka by BCSSL.) Continue reading Red Pierrot | Talicada nyseus
This photo was clicked at kalu Ganga reservoir construction site at about 6p.m, last June. The temperature was hot and it was a relatively dry season in the vicinity. The size of the butterfly is small and was sitting in a height of about 20 cm above the ground level for a while. Just looked it up in the butterfly guide and am confused whether it is a Common Silverline or a Plumbeous Silverline. I am positive this is a Plumbeous considering the narrow-ness of the yellow gap between the 3rd and 4th bands from the base. But nwould like … Continue reading Common Silverline or Plumbeous Silverline..?