Butterflies of Western Ghats 

Common Name:​
Plum judy
Scientific Name: 
Abisara echerius
Common Name:
Tawny coster
Scientific Name: 
Acraea violae
Common Name:
Hampon's hedge blue
Scientific Name: 
Actolepis lilacea
Common Name:
Common hedgeblue
Scientific Name: 
Actolepis puspa
Common Name:
Pygymy grasshopper
Scientific Name: 
Aeromachus pygmaeus
Common Name:
Leaf blue
Scientific Name: 
Amblypodia anita
Common Name:
Bush hopper
Scientific Name: 
Ampittia dioscorides
Common Name:
Caper white
Scientific Name: 
Anaphaeis aurota
Common Name:
Silver royal
Scientific Name: 
Ancema blanka
Common Name:
Ciliate blue
Scientific Name: 
Anthene emolus
Common Name:
Pointed ciliate blue
Scientific Name: 
Anthene lycaenina
Common Name:
Lilac silverline
Scientific Name: 
Apharitis lilacinus
Common Name:
Common albotross
Scientific Name: 
Appias albina
Common Name:
Plain puffin
Scientific Name: 
Appias indra
Common Name:
Spot puffin
Scientific Name: 
Appias lalage
Common Name:
Stripped albotross
Scientific Name: 
Appias libythea
Common Name:
Chocolate albotross
Scientific Name: 
Appias lyncida
Common Name:
Lesser albotross
Scientific Name: 
Appias wardii
Common Name:
Indian fritillary
Scientific Name: 
Argyreus hyperbius
Common Name:
Aberrant blue
Scientific Name: 
Arhopala abseus
Common Name:
Large Oakblue
Scientific Name: 
Arhopala amantes
Common Name:
Tamil Oakblue
Scientific Name: 
Arhopala bazaloides
Common Name:
Kanara Oakblue
Scientific Name: 
Arhopala canarica
Common Name:
Western Centaur blue
Scientific Name: 
Arhopala pseudocentaurus
Common Name:
Angled castor
Scientific Name: 
Ariadne ariadne
Common Name:
Common castor
Scientific Name: 
Ariadne merione
Common Name:
Coorg forest hopper
Scientific Name: 
Arnetta mercara
Common Name:
Vindhyan bob
Scientific Name: 
Arnetta vindhiana
Common Name:
Colour sargeant
Scientific Name: 
Athyma nefte
Common Name:
Common sargeant
Scientific Name: 
Athyma perius
Common Name:
Black vein sargeant
Scientific Name: 
Athyma ranga
Common Name:
Staff sargeant
Scientific Name: 
Athyma selenophora
Common Name:
African babul blue
Scientific Name: 
Azanus jesous
Common Name:
Bright babul blue
Scientific Name: 
Azanus ubaldus
Common Name:
Dull babul blue
Scientific Name: 
Azanus uranus
Common Name:
Brown awl
Scientific Name: 
Badamia exclamationis
Common Name:
Piant brush swift
Scientific Name: 
Baoris farri
Common Name:
Hedge hopper
Scientific Name: 
Baracus vittatus
Common Name:
Orange tail awl
Scientific Name: 
Bibasis sena
Common Name:
Plane
Scientific Name: 
Bindahara phocides
Common Name:
Bevans swift
Scientific Name: 
Borbo bevani
Common Name:
Rice swift
Scientific Name: 
Borbo cinnara
Common Name:
Pale green awlet
Scientific Name: 
Burara gomata
Common Name:
Orange striped awlet
Scientific Name: 
Burara jaina
Common Name:
Joker
Scientific Name: 
Byblia ilithyia
Common Name:
Angled pierrot
Scientific Name: 
Caleta caleta
Common Name:
Kanara swift
Scientific Name: 
Caltoris canaraica
Common Name:
Blank swift
Scientific Name: 
Caltoris kumara
Common Name:
Philipine swift
Scientific Name: 
Caltoris philippina
Common Name:
Common pierrot
Scientific Name: 
Castalius rosimon
Common Name:
Common tinsel
Scientific Name: 
Catapaecilma major
Common Name:
Forget me not
Scientific Name: 
Catochrysops strabo
Common Name:
Lemon Emigrant
Scientific Name: 
Catopsilia pomona
Common Name:
Mottled immigrant
Scientific Name: 
Catopsilia pyranthe
Common Name:
Malabar spotted flat
Scientific Name: 
Celaenorrhinus ambareesa
Common Name:
Common spotted flat
Scientific Name: 
Celaenorrhinus leucocera
Common Name:
Tamil spotted flat
Scientific Name: 
Celaenorrhinus ruficornis
Common Name:
White disc hedge blue
Scientific Name: 
Celatoxia albidisca
Common Name:
Plain hedge blue
Scientific Name: 
Celestrina levendularis
Common Name:
Lesser gull
Scientific Name: 
Cepora nadina
Common Name:
Common gull
Scientific Name: 
Cepora nerissa
Common Name:
Tamil lacewing
Scientific Name: 
Cethosia nietneri
Common Name:
Tawny rajah
Scientific Name: 
Charaxes bernardus
Common Name:
Black Rajah
Scientific Name: 
Charaxes solon
Common Name:
Common imperial
Scientific Name: 
Cheritra freja
Common Name:
Lime blue
Scientific Name: 
Chilades laius
Common Name:
Plains cupid
Scientific Name: 
Chilades pandava
Common Name:
Small cupid
Scientific Name: 
Chilades parrhasius
Common Name:
Indian awlking
Scientific Name: 
Choaspes benjaminii
Common Name:
Tamil yeoman
Scientific Name: 
Cirrochroa thais
Common Name:
Niligiri clouded yellow
Scientific Name: 
Colias nilgiriensis
Common Name:
Small Salmon Arab
Scientific Name: 
Colotis amata
Common Name:
Crimson tip
Scientific Name: 
Colotis danae
Common Name:
Small orange tip
Scientific Name: 
Colotis etrida
Common Name:
Plain orange tip
Scientific Name: 
Colotis eucharis
Common Name:
Large Salmon Arab
Scientific Name: 
Colotis fausta
Common Name:
White arab
Scientific Name: 
Colotis verstalis
Common Name:
Broadtail royal
Scientific Name: 
Creon cleobis
Common Name:
Rustic
Scientific Name: 
Cupha erymanthis
Common Name:
Wax dart
Scientific Name: 
Cupitha purreea
Common Name:
Dentated sunbeam
Scientific Name: 
Curetis dentata
Common Name:
Shiva sunbeam
Scientific Name: 
Curetis siva
Common Name:
Indain sunbeam
Scientific Name: 
Curetis thetis
Common Name:
Painted lady
Scientific Name: 
Cynthia cardui
Common Name:
Map
Scientific Name: 
Cyrestis thyodamas
Common Name:
Plain tiger
Scientific Name: 
Danaus chrysippus
Common Name:
Striped tiger
Scientific Name: 
Danaus genutia
Common Name:
Common jezebel
Scientific Name: 
Delias eucharis
Common Name:
Cornelian
Scientific Name: 
Deudorix epijarbas
Common Name:
Common guva blue
Scientific Name: 
Deudorix isocrates
Common Name:
Large guva blue
Scientific Name: 
Deudorix perse
Common Name:
Banded blue pierrot
Scientific Name: 
Discolampa ethion
Common Name:
Southern duffer
Scientific Name: 
Discophora lepida
Common Name:
Autumn leaf
Scientific Name: 
Doleschallia bisaltide
Common Name:
Red spot duke
Scientific Name: 
Dolpha evelina
Common Name:
Common Palmfly
Scientific Name: 
Elymnias hypermnestra
Common Name:
Palm red eye
Scientific Name: 
Erionota thrax
Common Name:
Gram blue
Scientific Name: 
Euchrysops cnejus
Common Name:
Common crow
Scientific Name: 
Euploea core
Common Name:
Brown king crow
Scientific Name: 
Euploea klugii
Common Name:
Double branded crow
Scientific Name: 
Euploea sylvester
Common Name:
One spot grass yellow
Scientific Name: 
Eurema andersoni
Common Name:
Three spot grass yellow
Scientific Name: 
Eurema blanda
Common Name:
Small yellow
Scientific Name: 
Eurema brigitta
Common Name:
Common grass yellow
Scientific Name: 
Eurema hecabe
Common Name:
Spotless grass yellow
Scientific Name: 
Eurema laeta
Common Name:
Painted courtesan
Scientific Name: 
Euripus consimilis
Common Name:
Commn Baron
Scientific Name: 
Euthalia aconthea
Common Name:
Gaudy baron
Scientific Name: 
Euthalia lubentina
Common Name:
Red baron
Scientific Name: 
Euthalia nais
Common Name:
Blue baron
Scientific Name: 
Euthalia telchinia
Common Name:
Indian cupid
Scientific Name: 
Everes lacturnus
Common Name:
Grass jewel
Scientific Name: 
Freyeria trochylus
Common Name:
Giant red eye
Scientific Name: 
Gangara thyrsis
Common Name:
Common yellow breasted flat
Scientific Name: 
Gerosis bhagava
Common Name:
Marbled skipper
Scientific Name: 
Gomalia elma
Common Name:
Tailed Jay
Scientific Name: 
Graphium agamemnon
Common Name:
Five bar sword tail
Scientific Name: 
Graphium antiphates
Common Name:
Common Jay
Scientific Name: 
Graphium doson
Common Name:
Spot sword tail
Scientific Name: 
Graphium nomius
Common Name:
Common blue bottle
Scientific Name: 
Graphium sarpedon
Common Name:
Indian ace
Scientific Name: 
Halpe homolea
Common Name:
Moore's ace
Scientific Name: 
Halpe porus
Common Name:
Common awl
Scientific Name: 
Hasora badra
Common Name:
Common bande awlet
Scientific Name: 
Hasora chromus
Common Name:
White band awl
Scientific Name: 
Hasora taminatus
Common Name:
Plain banded awl
Scientific Name: 
Hasora vitta
Common Name:
Giant orange tip
Scientific Name: 
Hebomoia glaucippe
Common Name:
Common onyx
Scientific Name: 
Horaga onyx
Common Name:
Violet onyx
Scientific Name: 
Horaga viola
Common Name:
Tree flitter
Scientific Name: 
Hyarotis adrastus
Common Name:
Great eggfly
Scientific Name: 
Hypolimnas bolina
Common Name:
Daniad eggfly
Scientific Name: 
Hypolimnas misippus
Common Name:
Niligiri tit
Scientific Name: 
Hypolycaena nilgirica
Common Name:
Orchid tit
Scientific Name: 
Hypolycaena othona
Common Name:
Malabar tree nymph
Scientific Name: 
Idea malabarica
Common Name:
Pointed line blue
Scientific Name: 
Ionolyce helicon
Common Name:
Silverstreak blue
Scientific Name: 
Iraota timoleon
Common Name:
White orange tip
Scientific Name: 
Ixias marianne
Common Name:
Yellow orange tip
Scientific Name: 
Ixias pyrene
Common Name:
Metallic cerulean
Scientific Name: 
Jamides alecto
Common Name:
Dark cerulean
Scientific Name: 
Jamides bochus
Common Name:
Common Cerulean
Scientific Name: 
Jamides celeno
Common Name:
Peacock pansy
Scientific Name: 
Junonia almana
Common Name:
Grey pansy
Scientific Name: 
Junonia atlites
Common Name:
Yellow pansy
Scientific Name: 
Junonia hierta
Common Name:
Chocolate pansy
Scientific Name: 
Junonia iphita
Common Name:
Lemon pansy
Scientific Name: 
Junonia lemonias
Common Name:
Blue pansy
Scientific Name: 
Junonia orithya
Common Name:
South Indain blue oak leaf
Scientific Name: 
Kallima horsfieldi
Common Name:
Blue admiral
Scientific Name: 
Kaniska canace
Common Name:
Chestnut bob
Scientific Name: 
Lambrix salsala
Common Name:
Pea blue
Scientific Name: 
Lampides boeticus
Common Name:
Psyche
Scientific Name: 
Leptosia nina
Common Name:
Zebra blue
Scientific Name: 
Leptotes plinius
Common Name:
Tamil treebrown
Scientific Name: 
Lethe drypetis
Common Name:
Bamboo tree brown
Scientific Name: 
Lethe europa
Common Name:
Common tree brown
Scientific Name: 
Lethe rohria
Common Name:
Common beak
Scientific Name: 
Libythea lepita
Common Name:
Club beak
Scientific Name: 
Libythea myrrha
Common Name:
Cammander
Scientific Name: 
Limenitis procris
Common Name:
Yamfly
Scientific Name: 
Loxura atymnus
Common Name:
Malayan
Scientific Name: 
Magisba malaya
Common Name:
Common red eye
Scientific Name: 
Matapa aria
Common Name:
Common evening brown
Scientific Name: 
Melanitis leda
Common Name:
Dark evening brown
Scientific Name: 
Melanitis pedima
Common Name:
Great evening brown
Scientific Name: 
Melanitis zitenius
Common Name:
Red eye bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis adolphei
Common Name:
White bar bush brown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis anaxias
Common Name:
Small long branded bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis igilia
Common Name:
Dark band bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis mineus
Common Name:
Red disc bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis occulus
Common Name:
Pale band bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis orcha
Common Name:
Glad eye bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis patnia
Common Name:
Common bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis perseus
Common Name:
Tamil bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis subdita
Common Name:
Long-branded bushbrown
Scientific Name: 
Mycalesis visala
Common Name:
Opaque six line blue
Scientific Name: 
Nacaduba beroe
Common Name:
Pale-4 line blue
Scientific Name: 
Nacaduba hermus
Common Name:
Transparent six line blue
Scientific Name: 
Nacaduba kurava
Common Name:
Large four line blue
Scientific Name: 
Nacaduba pactolus
Common Name:
Quaker
Scientific Name: 
Neopithecops zalmora
Common Name:
Clear sailor-1
Scientific Name: 
Neptis clinia
Common Name:
Short banded sailor
Scientific Name: 
Neptis columella
Common Name:
Common sailor
Scientific Name: 
Neptis hylas
Common Name:
Chestnust streaked sailor
Scientific Name: 
Neptis jumbah
Common Name:
Clear sailor-2
Scientific Name: 
Neptis nata
Common Name:
Yellow jack sailor
Scientific Name: 
Neptis viraja
Common Name:
Restricted demon
Scientific Name: 
Notocrypta curvifascia
Common Name:
Common banded demon
Scientific Name: 
Notocrypta paralysos
Common Name:
Banded angle
Scientific Name: 
Odontoptilum angulata
Common Name:
Golden angle
Scientific Name: 
Odontoptilum ransonnetti
Common Name:
Tamil dartlet
Scientific Name: 
Oriens concinna
Common Name:
Indian dartlet
Scientific Name: 
Oriens goloides
Common Name:
Nigger
Scientific Name: 
Orsotrianea medus
Common Name:
Common rose
Scientific Name: 
Pachliopta aristolochiae
Common Name:
Crimson rose
Scientific Name: 
Pachliopta hector
Common Name:
Malabar rose
Scientific Name: 
Pachliopta pandiyana
Common Name:
Common lascar
Scientific Name: 
Pantoporia hordonia
Common Name:
Buddha peacock
Scientific Name: 
Papilio budha
Common Name:
Common mime
Scientific Name: 
Papilio clytia
Common Name:
Common banded peacock
Scientific Name: 
Papilio crino
Common Name:
Lime butterfly
Scientific Name: 
Papilio demoleus
Common Name:
Malabar raven
Scientific Name: 
Papilio dravidarum
Common Name:
Red helen
Scientific Name: 
Papilio helenus
Common Name:
Malabar banded swallow tail
Scientific Name: 
Papilio liomedon
Common Name:
Paris peacock
Scientific Name: 
Papilio paris
Common Name:
Blue mormon
Scientific Name: 
Papilio polymnestor
Common Name:
Common mormon
Scientific Name: 
Papilio polytes
Common Name:
Glassy Blue tiger
Scientific Name: 
Parantica aglea
Common Name:
Niligiri tiger
Scientific Name: 
Parantica nilgiriensis
Common Name:
Travancore evening brown
Scientific Name: 
Parantirrhoea marshalli
Common Name:
Dark wanderer
Scientific Name: 
Pareronia ceylonica
Common Name:
Common Wanderer
Scientific Name: 
Pareronia valeria
Common Name:
Clipper
Scientific Name: 
Parthenos sylvia
Common Name:
Dark banded swift
Scientific Name: 
Pelopidas agna
Common Name:
Conjoined swift
Scientific Name: 
Pelopidas conjucta
Common Name:
Small branded swift
Scientific Name: 
Pelopidas mathias
Common Name:
Large banded swift
Scientific Name: 
Pelopidas subochracea
Common Name:
Small brand swift
Scientific Name: 
Pelopidas thrax
Common Name:
Dingy line blue
Scientific Name: 
Petrolaea dana
Common Name:
Small leopard
Scientific Name: 
Phalanta alcippe
Common Name:
Common Leopard butterfly
Scientific Name: 
Phalanta phalantha
Common Name:
Indian cabbage white
Scientific Name: 
Pieris canidia
Common Name:
Contingous swift
Scientific Name: 
Polytremis lubricans
Common Name:
Common Nawab
Scientific Name: 
Polyura athamas
Common Name:
Blue nawab
Scientific Name: 
Polyura schreiberi
Common Name:
Palni dart
Scientific Name: 
Potanthus palnia
Common Name:
Pava dart
Scientific Name: 
Potanthus pava
Common Name:
Pseudomaesa dart
Scientific Name: 
Potanthus psuedomaesa
Common Name:
Painted sawtooth
Scientific Name: 
Prioneris sita
Common Name:
Tailess line blue
Scientific Name: 
Prosotas dubiosa
Common Name:
Common line blue
Scientific Name: 
Prosotas nora
Common Name:
white tipped line blue
Scientific Name: 
Prosotas noreia
Common Name:
Coon
Scientific Name: 
Psolos fuligo
Common Name:
Fulvous pied flat
Scientific Name: 
Psuedocoladenia dan
Common Name:
Tircolour flat
Scientific Name: 
Psuedocoladenia indrana
Common Name:
Plain grass blue
Scientific Name: 
Psuedozizeeria maha
Common Name:
Yellow base tree flitter
Scientific Name: 
Quedara basiflava
Common Name:
Indian red flash
Scientific Name: 
Rapala iarbus
Common Name:
Malabar flash
Scientific Name: 
Rapala lankana
Common Name:
Slate flash
Scientific Name: 
Rapala manea
Common Name:
Indigo flash
Scientific Name: 
Rapala varuna
Common Name:
Monkey puzzle
Scientific Name: 
Rathinda amor
Common Name:
Black prince
Scientific Name: 
Rohana parisatis
Common Name:
Common small flat
Scientific Name: 
Sarangesa dasahara
Common Name:
Spotted small flat
Scientific Name: 
Sarangesa purendra
Common Name:
Bicolour ace
Scientific Name: 
Sovia hyrtacus
Common Name:
Apefly
Scientific Name: 
Spalgis epius
Common Name:
Indian grizzled skipper
Scientific Name: 
Spialia galba
Common Name:
Abnormal silverline
Scientific Name: 
Spindasis abnormis
Common Name:
Scarce shot silver line
Scientific Name: 
Spindasis elima
Common Name:
Shot silverline
Scientific Name: 
Spindasis ictis
Common Name:
Long-banded silverline
Scientific Name: 
Spindasis lohita
Common Name:
Plumbeous silverline
Scientific Name: 
Spindasis schistacea
Common Name:
Common silverline
Scientific Name: 
Spindasis vulcanus
Common Name:
Indian palm bob
Scientific Name: 
Suastus gremius
Common Name:
Small palm bob
Scientific Name: 
Suastus minuta
Common Name:
Common acacia blue
Scientific Name: 
Surendra quercetorum
Common Name:
Immaculate/suffused snow flat
Scientific Name: 
Tagiades gana
Common Name:
Common snow flat
Scientific Name: 
Tagiades jepetus
Common Name:
Water snow flat
Scientific Name: 
Tagiades litigiosa
Common Name:
Peacoack royal
Scientific Name: 
Tajuria cippus
Common Name:
Plains royal
Scientific Name: 
Tajuria jehana
Common Name:
Branded royal
Scientific Name: 
Tajuria melastigma
Common Name:
Red pierrot
Scientific Name: 
Talicada nyceus
Common Name:
Grey count
Scientific Name: 
Tanaecia lepidea
Common Name:
Angled flat
Scientific Name: 
Tapena twaithesi
Common Name:
Tamil garss dart
Scientific Name: 
Taractrocera ceramas
Common Name:
Common grass dart
Scientific Name: 
Taractrocera maevius
Common Name:
Dark pierrot
Scientific Name: 
Tarucus ananda
Common Name:
Striped pierrot
Scientific Name: 
Tarucus nara
Common Name:
Dark palm dart
Scientific Name: 
Telicota ancilla
Common Name:
Pale palm dart
Scientific Name: 
Telicota colon
Common Name:
Many tailed oakblue
Scientific Name: 
Thaduka multicaudata
Common Name:
Unbranded ace
Scientific Name: 
Thoressa astigmata
Common Name:
Madras ace
Scientific Name: 
Thoressa honorei
Common Name:
Blue tiger
Scientific Name: 
Tirumala limniace
Common Name:
Dark blue tiger
Scientific Name: 
Tirumala septentrionis
Common Name:
Birdwing
Scientific Name: 
Troides minos
Common Name:
White hedge blue
Scientific Name: 
Udara akasa
Common Name:
Grass demon
Scientific Name: 
Udaspes folus
Common Name:
Indian red admiral
Scientific Name: 
Vanessa indica
Common Name:
Cruiser
Scientific Name: 
Vindula erota
Common Name:
Common Three-ring
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima asterope
Common Name:
Jewel fourring
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima avanta
Common Name:
Common fivering
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima baldus
Common Name:
Ceylon fourring
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima ceylonica
Common Name:
Niligiri fourring
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima chenui
Common Name:
common fourring
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima huebneri
Common Name:
baby fivering
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima philomela
Common Name:
Palani fourring
Scientific Name: 
Ypthima ypthimoides
Common Name:
Fluffy tit
Scientific Name: 
Zeltus amasa
Common Name:
Redspot
Scientific Name: 
Zesius chrysomallus
Common Name:
Silver streaked acacia
Scientific Name: 
Zinaspa todara
Common Name:
Tamil catseye
Scientific Name: 
Zipoetis saitis
Common Name:
Dark grass blue
Scientific Name: 
Zizeeria karsandra
Common Name:
Lesser grass blue
Scientific Name: 
Zizina otis
Common Name:
Tiny grass blue
Scientific Name: 
Zizula hylax
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