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| Last Updated:: 25/06/2014

Butterflies of Kerala

 

 

Family: Papilionidae

 

Scientific Name

Common Name

1

Troides minos (Cramer, 1779)

Southern Birdwing

2

Pachliopta pandiyana (Moore,1881)

Malabar Rose

3

Pachliopta aristolochiae (Fabricius, 1775)

Common Rose

4

Pachliopta hector ( Linnaeus, 1758)

Crimson Rose

5

Graphium sarpedon ( Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Bluebottle

6

Graphium doson (C. & R. Felder, 1864)

Common Jay

7

Graphium agamemnon ( Linnaeus, 1758)

Tailed Jay

8

Graphium nomius (Esper,1785)

Spot Swordtail

9

Graphium antiphates (Cramer,1775)

Five-bar Swordtail

10

Papilio clytia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Mime

11

Papilio demoleus (Linnaeus, 1758)

 Lime Butterfly

12

Papilio liomedon (Moore, 1875)

Malabar Banded Swallowtail

13

Papilio dravidarum (Wood-Mason,1880)

Malabar Raven

14

Papilio helenus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red Helen

15

Papilio polytes (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Mormon

16

Papilio polymnestor (Cramer, 1775)

Blue Mormon

17

Papilio paris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Paris Peacock

18

Papilio Buddha (Westwood,1872)

Malabar Banded Peacock

19

Papilio crino (Fabricius, 1793)

Common Banded Peacock

Family: Pieridae

1

Catopsilia Pomona (Fabricius, 1775)

Lemon Emigrant (Common Emigrant)

2

Catopsilia pyranthe  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mottled Emigrant

3

Eurema brigitta (Stoll, 1780)

Small Yellow (Small Grass Yellow)

4

Eurema laeta (Boisduval, 1836)

Spotless Grass Yellow

5

Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Grass Yellow

6

Eurema blanda (Boisduval, 1836)

Three-spot Grass Yellow

7

Eurema andersonii (Moore, 1886)

One-spot Grass Yellow 

8

Co1ias nilagiriensis (C. & R. Felder, 1859)

Nilgiri Clouded Yellow

9

Delias eucharis (Drury , 1773)

Common Jezebel

10

Leptosia nina (Fabricius,1793)

Psyche

11

Prioneris sita (C. & R. Felder, 1865)

Painted Sawtooth

12

Pieris canidia  (Sparrman,1767)

Indian Cabbage White

13

Cepora nerissa (Fabricius, 1795)

Common Gull

14

Cepora nadina (Lucas, 1852)

Lesser Gull

15

Anaphaeis aurota (Fabricius,1793)

Caper White (Pioneer)

16

Appias indra (Moore,1858)

Plain Puffin

17

Appias libythea (Fabricius. 1775)

Striped Albatross

18

Appias lyncida (Cramer, 1779)

Chocolate Albatross

19

Appias albino (Felder)

Common Albatross

20

Appias wardi  (Moore,1884)

Lesser Albatross

21

Colotis amata  (Fabricius, 1775)

Small Salmon Arab

22

Colotis etrida (Boisduval, 1836)

Small Orange Tip

23

Colotis aurora  (Cramer,1780)

Plain Orange Tip

24

Colotis danae  (Fabricius, 1775)

Crimson Tip

25

Colotis fausta (Olivier, 1804)

Salmon Arab (Large Salmon Arab )

26

Colotis phisadia (Godart, 1819)

Blue-spotted Arab

27

Colotis vestalis  (Butler, 1876)

White Arab

28

Ixias marianne (Cramer, 1779)

White Orange Tip

29

Ixias pyrene (Linnaeus, 1764)

Yellow Orange Tip

30

Pareronia valeria (Cramer,1776)

Common Wanderer

31

Pareronia ceylanica (C. & R. Felder, 1865)

Dark Wanderer

32

Hebemoia glaucippe  (Linnaeus,1758)

Great Orange Tip

Family: Nymphalidae (Morphinae )

1

Discophora lepida (Moore, 1858)

Southern Duffer

Family: Nymphalidae (Satyrinae)

1

Parantirrhoea marshalli (Wood-Mason,1881)

Travancore Evening Brown

2

Melanitis leda  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Evening Brown

3

Melanitis zitenius (Herbst, 1796)

Great Evening Brown

4

Melanitis phedima  (Stoll, 1780)

Dark Evening Brown

5

Elymnias hypermnestra  (Linnaeus, 1763)

Common Palmfly

6

Lethe europa  (Fabricius, 1775)

Bamboo Tree Brown

7

Lethe drypetis  (Hewitson,1868)

Tamil Tree Brown

8

Lethe rohria (Fabricius, 1787)

Common Tree Brown

9

Mycalesis anaxias  (Hewitson, 1862)

White-bar Bushbrown

10

Mycalesis perseus  (Fabricius, 1775)

Common Bushbrown

11

Mycalesis mineus (Linnaeus,1767)

Dark-brand Bushbrown