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Butterflies of Sri Lanka

Butterflies of Sri Lanka

By Royston Ellis

Of the 20,000 species of butterflies in the world nearly 1.25% (245 species) are to found in Sri Lanka. Different sources give the number of endemic butterflies (that is those native to Sri Lanka) as between 20 and 26. Some 76 to 99 species are regar...

The Tree that Walks

The Tree that Walks

By Royston Ellis

Not only does Sri Lanka have fascinating fauna like pangolins and dugongs, the country also has some incredible flora, such as plants that eat insects and trees that walk. You’ll see clumps of the latter along the west coast and in unkempt gardens,...