A note on the distribution of two highly threatened butterflies in Sri Lanka (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Spindasis greeni and Rapala lankana), with a report on the range extension of S. greeni

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Tharaka Sudesh Priyadarshana
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3962-5465
Ishara Harshajith Wijewardhane
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3587-8385
Mithila Karunarathna
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4632-2278

Abstract

The distribution records of Sri Lankan butterflies belonging to the families Lycaenidae is far from complete. The present paper reports recent sightings of two highly threatened lycaenids, Rapala lankana (Malabar Flash) and Spindasis greeni (Green’s Silverline) from Adam’s Peak (Samanala Nature Reserve), Sri Lanka. In addition, the new locality of S. greeni at Adam’s Peak, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka denotes a range extension for the species.  

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Priyadarshana, T.S., Wijewardhane, I.H. and Karunarathna, M. 2017. A note on the distribution of two highly threatened butterflies in Sri Lanka (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Spindasis greeni and Rapala lankana), with a report on the range extension of S. greeni. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 11 (Nov. 2017), 10971–10973. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3274.9.11.10971-10973.
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Tharaka Sudesh Priyadarshana, College of Forestry, Guangxi University, No. 100 Daxue Road, Nanning, Guangxi 530004, People’s Republic of China 1 College of Forestry, Guangxi University, No. 100 Daxue Road, Nanning, Guangxi 530004, People’s Republic of China Block 798, Woodlands Drive 72, #04-65, S730798, Singapore Nature Explorations and Education Team, No: B-1 / G-6, De Soysapura, Moratuwa, 10400, Sri Lanka

College of Forestry, Masters Candidate

Ishara Harshajith Wijewardhane, Sri Lanka School of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Karapincha, Kuruwita, Sri Lanka Nature Explorations and Education Team, No: B-1 / G-6, De Soysapura, Moratuwa, 10400, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka School of Agriculture, Student

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