A first record of oviposition of Common Onyx Horaga onyx Moore, 1857 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Sri Lanka and its importance in conserving a highly threatened butterfly

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Chathura Udayanga Herath
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2194-3492
Pavan Bopitiya Gamage
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4300-782X
Iroshan Rupasinghe
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4054-4489
Moditha Hiranya Kodikara Arachchi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5528-3090

Abstract

Horaga onyx (Moore 1857) commonly known as Common Onyx or Blue Onyx is one of the rarest Lycaenid butterfly species found in Sri Lanka.  Only a handful of sight records are there of this butterfly and much of the biology of this butterfly in Sri Lanka has not been studied. Here we report the first record of this species ovipositing in Sri Lanka and first record of its host plant, Macaranga indica. 

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Herath, C.U., Gamage, P.B., Rupasinghe, I. and Kodikara Arachchi, M.H. 2020. A first record of oviposition of Common Onyx Horaga onyx Moore, 1857 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Sri Lanka and its importance in conserving a highly threatened butterfly. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 1 (Jan. 2020), 15201–15204. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5443.12.1.15201-15204.
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