New additions to the larval food plants of Sri Lankan butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)

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Himesh Dilruwan Jayasinghe
Sarath Sanjeewa Rajapakshe
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2667-4540
Tharindu Ranasinghe
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9495-9401

Abstract

Larval food plants (LFPs) of Sri Lankan butterflies have been well documented recently with the aid of studies done by numerous researchers.  In this paper, we present further records, 118 LFPs used by 83 butterflies and 145 plant-butterfly combinations.  LFPs of Lethe dynsate and Potanthus pseudomaesa pseudomaesa are reported for the first time in Sri Lanka.  Important observations, possible LFPs and LFP preferences of rare and threatened butterfly species, are discussed.  This information on plant-butterfly interactions will play an important role in conservation management of both plant and butterfly species.

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Jayasinghe, H.D., Rajapakshe, S.S. and Ranasinghe, T. 2021. New additions to the larval food plants of Sri Lankan butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 2 (Feb. 2021), 17731–17740. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6875.13.2.17731-17740.
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