• Animals in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lankan Animals, Animals of Sri Lanka

Common Bluebottle

The Common Bluebottle Butterfly (Graphium sarpedon) is a species of swallowtail butterfly that can be seen all year round. It can be instantly recognized from its black wings marked with turquoise blue markings that run across the wings. It is very swift and agile in flight and is known to inhabit the southwestern wet lowlands rain forests. The adult butterfly feeds on the nectar of flowers with the males habitually feed in groups at the edges of puddles while the larvae feeds on trees of the laurel family which includes the leaves of the Cinnamon tree.