Butterfly Nectar Food Plants

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Calotropis gigantea is widespread in the dry areas and attracts many butterflies and other insects

An introduced Compositae

Desmodium, a common nectar plant

Common Jezebel on Stachytarpheta, a favorite over much of the island

Tridax procumbens, a common weed, much sought after

The pods of Crotolaria exude substances that the Danaids can't resist

Ceylon Tiger on Ageratum, a common upcountry plant

Glycosmis pentaphyla has sweet scented flowers that attract the Ceruleans

and some butterflies can't resist scat......

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