This species is endemic to central and southwestern Sri Lanka. It has an altitudinal range of 15-684m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives at 1-4 metres above the ground in mixed agro forestry ecosystems in formerly forested land, including home gardens, agricultural land and forest edges. It lives on the upper surface of leaves. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
It is an uncommon species.
In local situations it might be impacted by expanding intensive, commercial agriculture, in particular tea plantations. It is possibly also affected by agricultural chemicals. However, it is very adaptable and is not believed to be threatened.
It occurs in Gannoruwa Forest Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
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