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Volume 7 | Number 1 | May 2015 v7i1.155 taprobanica 7 1 cover low


Volume 7 | Number 1 | May 2015
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 29 August 2014
Accepted date: 10 October 2014
Published date: 19 January 2015
Pp. 43–44.

Rediscovery of two Darts (Lepidoptera) in Sri Lanka after 90 years

T.M.T.S. Priyadarshana*, C. de Alwis & G.V.I.H. Wijewardana
*Corresponding author. E-mail: tharakas.priyadarshana@gmail.com

A total of 245 butterfly species (Order Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) have been recorded from Sri Lanka. Although a listing of 245 species is substantial not all species are common, some may be widespread and uncommon. In particular, Potanthus [Hesperiidae] is widespread geographically with three species occurring in Sri Lanka: P. pallida, P. confucius and P. pseudomaesa. According to a recent publications, P. pallida and P. pseudomaesa are rare in Sri Lanka.

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