Subfamily - Pierinae
Larval food plants : Members of family Loranthaceae
Wingspan of adult butterfly : 65-85 mm
Location : Divulapitiya, Western province, Sri Lanka
Female butterflies can be found flying high among the trees in searching for host plants. Both male and female Common Jezebel butterflies are common visitors to flower bushes as blue snakeweed and lanata camara.
Common Jezebel butterflies prefer to be in closed wing position when resting on leaves.
Field observations on courtship behavior
|Common Jezebel: Male and Female butterflies|
Underside of the male butterfly (on right) is much paler than the female (on left) and is with more white background.
It is common to find more than two butterflies of both sexes visiting flower bushes specially in the morning sunlight. Male butterflies chase the females, following them place to place to persuade the females for mating. Male butterflies fly with their raised abdomen and releasing pheromones.