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Volume 11 | Number 2 | November 2022 v11i2.285 volume 11 number 2 low


Volume 11 | Number 2 | November 2022
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 14 May 2022
Accepted date: 29 October 2022
Published date: 22 November 2022
Pp. 94–96, Pl. 31.

Migration of crimson rose butterfly (Pachliopta hector) from India to Sri Lanka

P.K. Dissanayake*, P. Vinod, S. Vinod, H.S.B. Wijesinghe, R.W.D.L Kumara, H.M.D.S. Subhashana & R. Gamage
*Corresponding author. E-mail: kapila@agri.sab.ac.lk

Migrations of butterflies are common phenomena, yet they are one of the greatest natural events on earth. The migration of monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.) is a spectacular event that has received great attention in northern America. They travel 1,200–2,800 miles from the northeast United States and southeast Canada to the mountain forests of central Mexico, where they find suitable climatic conditions to hibernate from the beginning of November to mid-March. This swarming occurs primarily across North American land mass, so does not cross the sea. Although migration appears to be widespread among butterflies, its prevalence, and migration behaviours, are poorly understood.

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