February - Butterfly Migration

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Sri Lanka is one of the bio-diversity hot spots in the world that homes approximately 245 species of butterflies, out of which 23 are endemic to the island. Though there are many intriguing animal/insect/ migration patterns in the world, none of it can compete with the holistic nature, Sri Lankan butterflies migrate. During the season, countless number of butterflies especially yellow, white and jewel coloured butterflies, fly towards the most venerated summit of Sri Lanka – The Adam's Peak, also known as Samanala Kanda (Butterfly Mountain) where they crash and perish kissing the rock. It is said that at the end of the migration, the mountain is smeared in yellow, which is caused by the crash of countless butterflies.