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Abstract

Catopsilia scylla (Linnaeus, 1763): a new record for Sri Lanka with notes on its biology, life history and distribution (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).

Abstract

Catopsilia scylla was recorded for the first time in Sri Lanka in February 2008 and has been recorded since then in over 25 locations in the south-west quadrant of the island. Its larval food plant is Senna surattensis (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae), a widely planted introduced garden plant. The immature stages and behavior in Sri Lanka are documented here for the first time.