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S No. Species Photo Species Name (Common Name)
Family: Papilionidae     SubFamily: Papilioninae
Members of this family are generally large striking flyer. They are also the largest butterflies in the world.
Although commonly known as Swallowtail Family, some of the species are tailless.
More photos of Chilasa clytia clytia Chilasa clytia clytia (Common Mime)
More photos of Graphium agamemnon agamemnon Graphium agamemnon agamemnon (Tailed Jay)
More photos of Graphium sarpedon luctatius Graphium sarpedon luctatius (Common Bluebottle)
More photos of Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris (Common Rose)
More photos of Papilio demoleus malayanus Papilio demoleus malayanus (Lime Butterfly)
More photos of Papilio memnon agenor Papilio memnon agenor (Great Mormon)
More photos of Papilio polytes romulus Papilio polytes romulus (Common Mormon)
More photos of Troides helena cerberus Troides helena cerberus (Common Birdwing)
Family: Pieridae     SubFamily: Coliadinae
The Pieridae family, commonly called the white and sulfurs, are highly variable in coloration in spite of their name.
The butterflies are generally medium in size.
More photos of Catopsilia pomona pomona Catopsilia pomona pomona (Lemon Emigrant)
10  More photos of Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe (Mottled Emigrant)
11  More photos of Catopsilia scylla cornelia Catopsilia scylla cornelia (Orange Emigrant)
12  More photos of Eurema hecabe contubernalis Eurema hecabe contubernalis (Common Grass Yellow)
Family: Pieridae     SubFamily: Pierinae
The Pieridae family, commonly called the white and sulfurs, are highly variable in coloration in spite of their name.
The butterflies are generally medium in size.
13  More photos of Appias libythea olferna Appias libythea olferna (Striped Albatross)
14  More photos of Delias hyparete metarete Delias hyparete metarete (Painted Jezebel)
15  More photos of Leptosia nina malayana Leptosia nina malayana (Psyche)
16  More photos of Pieris canidia canidia Pieris canidia canidia (Cabbage White)
Family: Nymphalidae     SubFamily: Charaxinae
Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.
They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.
17  More photos of Polyura hebe plautus Polyura hebe plautus (Plain Nawab)
18  More photos of Polyura schreiber tisamenus Polyura schreiber tisamenus (Blue Nawab)
Family: Nymphalidae     SubFamily: Danainae
Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.
They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.
19  More photos of Danaus chrysippus chrysippus Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Plain Tiger)
20  More photos of Danaus genutia genutia Danaus genutia genutia (Common Tiger)
21  More photos of Euploea phaenareta castelnaui Euploea phaenareta castelnaui (King Crow)
22  More photos of Ideopsis vulgaris macrina Ideopsis vulgaris macrina (Blue Glassy Tiger)
23  More photos of Parantica agleoides agleoides Parantica agleoides agleoides (Dark Glassy Tiger)
Family: Nymphalidae     SubFamily: Heliconiinae
Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.
They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.
24  More photos of Acraea violae Acraea violae (Tawny Coster)
25  More photos of Cethosia cyane Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
26  More photos of Phalanta phalantha phalantha Phalanta phalantha phalantha (Leopard)
Family: Nymphalidae     SubFamily: Limenitidinae
Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.
They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.
27  More photos of Euthalia aconthea gurda Euthalia aconthea gurda (Baron)
28  More photos of Euthalia adonia pinwilli Euthalia adonia pinwilli (Green Baron)
29  More photos of Lebadea martha parkeri Lebadea martha parkeri (Knight)
30  More photos of Phaedyma columella singa Phaedyma columella singa (Short Banded Sailor)
Family: Nymphalidae     SubFamily: Nymphalinae
Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.
They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.
31  More photos of Doleschallia bisaltide bisaltide Doleschallia bisaltide bisaltide (Autumn Leaf)
32  More photos of Hypolimnas anomala anomala Hypolimnas anomala anomala (Malayan Eggfly)
33  More photos of Junonia almana javana Junonia almana javana (Peacock Pansy)
34  More photos of Junonia atlites atlites Junonia atlites atlites (Grey Pansy)
35  More photos of Junonia hedonia ida Junonia hedonia ida (Chocolate Pansy)
36  More photos of Junonia orithya wallacei Junonia orithya wallacei (Blue Pansy)
Family: Nymphalidae     SubFamily: Satyrinae
Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.
They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.
37  More photos of Elymnias hypermnestra agina Elymnias hypermnestra agina (Common Palmfly)
Family: Lycaenidae     SubFamily: Lycaeninae
Nearly all Lycaenidae are small yet colorful butterflies. The family consisting of Hair-streaks, Coppers and Blues. Many species are associate with ants during their early stage of life and practise mutual symbiosis with ants.
38  More photos of Anthene emolus goberus Anthene emolus goberus (Ciliate Blue)
39  More photos of Arhopala abseus abseus Arhopala abseus abseus (Aberrant Oakblue)
40  More photos of Arhopala centaurus nakula Arhopala centaurus nakula (Centaur Oakblue)
41  More photos of Cheritra freja frigga Cheritra freja frigga
42  More photos of Chilades pandava pandava Chilades pandava pandava (Cycad Blue)
43  More photos of Hypolycaena erylus teatus Hypolycaena erylus teatus (Common Tit)
44  More photos of Iraota rochana boswelliana Iraota rochana boswelliana (Scarce Silverstreak)
45  More photos of Tajuria cippus maxentius Tajuria cippus maxentius (Peacock Royal)
46  More photos of Zizeeria maha serica Zizeeria maha serica (Pale Grass Blue)
47  More photos of Zizina otis lampa Zizina otis lampa (Lesser Grass Blue)
48  More photos of Zizula hylax pygmaea Zizula hylax pygmaea (Pygmy Grass Blue)
Family: Hesperiidae     SubFamily: Coeliadinae
Skippers, are generally small butterflies with thick head and big eyes. Skippers have small wings in proportion to their heavy bodies, therefore, these butterflies move their wings at a high speed when flying. This makes their flight extreme fast and darting.
49  More photos of Burara harisa consobrina Burara harisa consobrina (Orange Awlet)
Family: Hesperiidae     SubFamily: Hesperiinae
Skippers, are generally small butterflies with thick head and big eyes. Skippers have small wings in proportion to their heavy bodies, therefore, these butterflies move their wings at a high speed when flying. This makes their flight extreme fast and darting.
50  More photos of Ancistroides nigrita maura Ancistroides nigrita maura (Chocolate Demon)
51  More photos of Erionota thrax thrax Erionota thrax thrax (Banana Skipper)
52  More photos of Iambrix salsala salsala Iambrix salsala salsala (Chestnut Bob)
53  More photos of Matapa aria Matapa aria (Common Redeye)
54  More photos of Potanthus omaha omaha Potanthus omaha omaha (Lesser Dart)
55  More photos of Suastus gremius gremius Suastus gremius gremius (Palm Bob)
56  More photos of Udaspes folus Udaspes folus (Grass Demon)
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