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Item No 13. Preserved Butterfly Frames

The butterfly is mainly a day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera and Sri Lanka is known to have about 245 species of butterflies with 23 species being endemic. Also, 76 species are listed as threatened while the Ceylon Rose is critically endangered.

Those frames were detected at Customs office in Galle Parcel Post while being illegally imported violating Customs Ordinance read with Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance

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