Immature stages and the larval food plant of Nacaduba pactolus ceylonica Fruhstorfer, 1916 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Sri Lanka

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Tharaka Sudesh Priyadarshana
Ishara Harshajith Wijewardhane
Sagar Sarang
Nayana Wijayathilaka


The biology of  Nacaduba pactolus ceylonica (Large Four-lineblue ), a rare butterfly endemic to Sri Lanka is described with a report of Entada rheedii (Fabaceae) as the first known larval host plant. Information pertaining to the distribution of this butterfly is also provided.

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