Introduction to the butterflies Sri Lanka and it's Wildlife

Butterflies are extraordinary creatures complex and enthralling. The more one learns about them, the more intriguing these air-borne jewels become. They employ many diverse methods such as mimicry, camouflage, seasonal colour changes, and sexual dimorphism to attract mates and avoid predation. Some undertake migrations and indeed the Monarch butterfly found in North America may fly as many as 3,000 miles which for its size is one of the largest migrations of any creature.

Butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera which also includes moths and skippers. Lepidoptera is one of the most successful orders in the world and includes more than 180,000 species which can be found virtually everywhere. More...


The Island of Sri Lanka lies 3 degrees north of the equator, 82 degrees east of Greenwich and 32 KM southeast of India. She occupies 65,610 sq Km (approximately 25,000 sq miles). Sri Lanka is shaped like a giant teardrop falling from the southern tip of the vast Indian subcontinent. It is separated from India by the 50km wide Palk Strait, although there is a series of stepping-stone coral islets known as Adam's Bridge which almost form a land bridge between the two countries. The island is just 350km long and only 180km wide at its widest. More...

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We, Wildreach, organize all the in-bound tours collaborating with Lanka Elegance (Pvt) Ltd. which is a well established tor destination management company in Sri Lanka. We offer group and individual tailor-made Sri Lanka holidays for the discerning traveler who values privacy, adventure, fantasy and above all truly authentic Sri Lanka holidays. We are specialized in eco-, culture-, sport- and adventure packages and in-coming services (hotel reservations, airport transfers, transport with or without guides) throughout Sri Lanka.

Lanka Elegance and Wildreach team is conversant in English and dedicated on customer service.  We shall handle all your booking requests and bookings within the shortest possible time frame. We continue to look for new ways to improve our service, while remaining committed to always moving forward to meet and exceed the evolving needs and expectations of our clients.

We have earned our name with many of our guests for providing superior service and attention to detail. Most of our guests have left our shores as friends and not as clients. In fact many of our clients still keep in touch with us. Therefore it is no surprise that most of our business is from repeat visitors and through recommendations.



Wildreach, is a massive project created targeting on flora and fauna of Sri Lanka with its complete classification, information and photographs and it is in the process of covering all the species found in Sri Lanka. The project also includes number of conservation based activities.

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  • Collect data about flora and fauna
  • Publish the data in an appropriate manner
  • Educate people through interpret as above and other media
  • Take actions for environmental issues in our capacity
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