The butterfly is solitary It flies in and out of scrub jungles and in wide open spaces, it flies fast and high, and out of reach. It is a nectar lover and prefers the flowers of tall shrubs and small trees but seen flying high above and forages on the trees. It spends little time…
Much of its time is spent hovering or sailing high up in the canopy in a slow motion flight. Although frequently seen very high in the trees, it may be observed at or near ground level during courtship or during its visits to flowers. An endemic butterfly.
It flies relatively fast and low to the ground, and the males frequently settle on roads and gravel patches. It takes nectar from flowers frequently with a choice of wide range of plants with small flowers. When settled once, it moves about a great deal in a slow deliberate manner.
This is a relatively small butterfly, which is rich orange color and accessorized with spots and streaks.
Is a medium sized pieridae butterfly found in many areas of Sri Lanka. The Common Jezebel is one of the most common species in the genus Delias.
Fond of jungles and other wooden areas. It is not a keen mud puddler or found in open areas. It tends to fly closer to the ground and settles frequently on damp patches, flowers or bird droppings.
It is a common species, found throughout the island and more common in moderate elevations.The larvae feed on Family Combretaceae and Euphorbiaceae.
The dry-season form which has been named A. taylorii by de Niceville differs in being ochreous not dark brown above, and in having the disc of the hindwing unmarked with a group of ochreous spots and streaks.
This butterfly is found in jungle areas of moderate to heavy rainfall, in heavy forest and scrub but prefer to keep to undergrowth and can be seen along open areas such as forest paths and in clearings.
It is especially active in the rain and frequently visit flowers for nectar. Though it appears to be docile because of its shape and size, particularly when nectaring, it is seen beating a hasty retreat when disturbed.