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Check List of Butterflies of Kerala

Papilionidae

Endemic Species: marked in red

Papilioninae: Troidini

Southern or Western Ghats Birdwing Troides minos (Endemic)
Malabar Rose Pachliopta pandiyana (Endemic)
Common Rose Pachliopta aristolochiae
Crimson Rose Pachliopta hector
Papilioninae: Leptocirini
Common Blue bottle Graphium sarpedon
Common Jay Graphium doson
Tailed Jay Graphium agamemnon
Spot Swordtail Graphium nomius
Five bar swordtail Graphium antiphates
Papilioninae: Pailionini
Common Mime Papilio clytia
Lime butterfly Papilio demoleus
Malabar Banded Swallowtail Papilio liomedon
Malabar raven Papilio dravidarum
Red Helen Papilio helenus
Common Mormon Papilio polytes
Blue Mormon Papilio polymnestor
Paris Peacock Papilio paris
Buddha Peacock Papilio buddha
Common Banded Peacock Papilio crino
Coliadinae: coliadini

Lemon Emigrant Catopsilia pomona
Mottled Emigrant Catopsilia pyranthe
Small Yellow Eurema brigitta
Spotless Grass Yellow Eurema laeta
Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe
Three Spot Grass Yellow Eurema blanda
One Spot Grass Yellow Eurema andersoni
Nigiri Clouded Yellow Colias nilagiriensis (endemic)
  Eurema nilagiriensis (endemic)
Pierinae: Pierini
Common Jezebel Delias Eucharis
Psyche Leptosia Nina
Painted Sawtooth Prioneris Sita
Indian Cabbage White Pieris Candida
Common Gull Cepora Nerissa
Lesser Gull Cepora Nadina
Caper White Anaphaeis aurota
Plain Puffin Appias Indra
Striped Albatross Appias Libythea
Common Albatross Appias Lyncida
Chocolate Albatross Appias Albina
Small Salmon Arab Appias Wardi
Lesser Albatross Colotis Amata (Endemic)
Small Orange Pip Colotis etrida
Plain Orange Pip Colotis Eucharis
Crimson Tip Colotis Danae
Salmon Arab Colotis fausta
  Colotis Phisadia
  Colotis Vestalis
White Orange tip Ixias marianne
Yellow Orange Tip Ixias Pyrene
Pieridae: Euchloeini
Common Wanderer Pareronia valeria
Dark Wanderer Pareronia ceylanica
Giant Orange Tip Hebomoia glaucippe

 

Nymphalidae

Morphinae: Amathusiini

Southern Duffer Discophora lepida
Satyrinae: Melanitini
Travencore Evening Brown Parantirrhoea marshalli (Endemic)
Common Evening Brown Melanitis Leda
Great Evening Brown Melanitis Zitenius
Dark Evening Brown Melanitis Phedima
Satyrinae: Elymniini
Common Palmfly Elymnias Hypermnestra
Bamboo Tree Brown Lethe Europa
Tamil Tree Brown Lethe  Drypetis
Common Tree Brown Lethe Rohira
White Bar Bush Brown Mycalesis Anaxias
Common Bush Brown Mycalesis Perseus
Dark-Brand Bush Brown Mycalesis Mineus
Tamil Bush Brown Mycalesis Subdita
Small Long Brand Bush Brown Mycalesis Igilia (Endemic)
Long Brand Bush Brown Mycalesis Visala
Pale Brand Bush Brown Mycalesis Orcha (Endemic)
Glad Eye Bush Brown Mycalesis Patnia
Red Disk Bush Brown Mycalesis Oculus (Endemic)
Red Eye Bush Brown Mycalesis Adolphei (Endemic)
Lepcha Bush Brown Mycalesis Davisoni (Endemic)
Nigger Orsotriaena medus
Tamil Catseye Zipoetis Saitis (Endemic)
Satyrinae: Satyrini
Common Three Ring Ypthima Asterope
Ceylon Four Ring Ypthima Ceylonica
Common Four Ring Ypthima Huebneri
Jewel Four Ring Ypthima Avanta
Common Five Ring Ypthima Baldus
Baby  Five Ring Ypthima Philomela
Nilgiri Four Ring Ypthima Chenui (Endemic)
Palni Four Ring Ypthima Ypthimoides (Endemic)
Charaxinae: Charaxini
Common Nawab Polyura Athamus
Anamalous Common Nawab Polyura Agraria
Blue Nawab Polyura Schreiber
Tawny Rajah Charaxes Bernardus
Black Rajah Charaxes Dolon
Heliconiinae: Acraeini
Tawny Coster Acraea Violae
Heliconiinae: Heliconiini
Tamil Lacewing Cethosia Nietneri
Cruiser Vindula Erota
Heliconiinae: Argynnini
Rustic Cupha Erymanthis
Leopard Butterfly Phalanta Phalanta
  Phalanta Alcippe
Tamil yeoman Cirrochroa Thais
Indian Fritillari Argyreus hyperbius
Apaturinae: Apaturini
Black Prince Rohanas Parisatis
Painted Courtesan Euripus Consimilis
Limenitinae: Neptini
Chestnut Streaked Sailer Neptis Jumbah
Common Sailer Neptis Hylas
  Neptis Clinia
Clear Sailer Neptis Nata
Sullied Sailer Neptis Soma
Yellowjack Sailer Neptis Viraja
Common Lascar Pantoporia Hardonia
  Pantoporia Sandaka
Short Banded Sailer Neptis Columella
Colour Sergeant Athyma Nefte
Staff Sergeant Athyma Selenophora
Blackvein Sergeant Athyma Ranga
Common   Sergeant Athyma Perius
Commander Limenitis Procris
Limenitinae: Parthenini
Clipper Parthenos Sylvia
Limenitinae: Euthalini
Grey Count Tanaecia Lepidea
Blue Baron Euathalia Telchinia
Common Baron Euathalia Aconthea
Gaudy Baron Euathalia Lubenthea
Red Baron Euathalia nais
Redspot Duke Dophla Evelina
Limenitinae: Biblini
Joker  
Angled Castor  
Common Castor  
Limenitinae: Marpesiini
Map Butterfly  
Limenitinae: Libythea
Club Beak  
Common Beak  
Nymphalinae: Nymphalini
Yellow Pansy Junonia Hierta
Blue Pansy Junonia
Lemon Pansy Junonia
Peacock Pansy Junonia
Grey Pansy Junonia
Chocolate Pansy Junonia
Painted Lady Cynthia Cardui
Indian Red Admiral Vanessa Indica
Blue Admiral Kanishka Canace
Danaid Eggfly Hypolimnas Misippus
Great Eggfly Hypolimnas Bolina
Autumn leaf Doleschallia Bisaltide
South Indian Blue Oakleaf Kallima Horsfieldi (Endemic)
Orange Oakleaf Inachus
Danainae: Danaini
Glassy Blue Tiger Parantica Aglea
Nilgiri Tiger Parantica Nilgiriensis (Endemic)
Blue Tiger Tirumala Limniace
Dark Blue Tiger Tirumala Septentrionis
Plain Tiger Danaus Crysippus
Striped Tiger Danaus Genutia
Danainae: Euploeini
Common Crow Euploea Core
Double Branded Crow Euploea Sylvester
Brown King Crow Euploea Klugii
Malabar Tree Nymph Idea Malabarica (Endemic)

Lycaenidae

Endemic Species: marked in red

Riodininae: Riodinini
Plum Judy Abisara Echerius
Miletinae: Spalgini
Apefly Spalgis Epius
Miletinae: Miletini
  Logania Distanti
Miletinae: Polyommatini
Common Pierrot Castalius Rosimon
Angled Pierrot Caleta Caleta
Banded Blue Pierrot Discolampa Ethion
Dark Pierrot Tarucus Ananda
Striped Pierrot Tarucus Nara
Spotted  Pierrot Tarucus Callinara
  Tarucus Balkanica (Endemic)
  Tarucus Indica
  Leptotes Olinius
Bright Bulbul Blue Azanus Ubaldus
  Azanus Uranus
African Bulbul Blue Azanus Jesous
Indian Cupid Everus Lacturnus
White Hedge Blue Udara Akasa
  Udara Singalensis
Common Hedge Blue Acytolepis Puspa
  Acytolepis Lilacea
Whitedisk Hedge Blue Celatoxia Albidisca (Endemic)
Plain Hedge Blue Celastrina Lavendularis
Quaker Neopithcops Zalmora
Malayan Megisba Malaya
Pale Grass Blue Pseudozizeeria Maha
Dark Grass Blue Zizeeria Karsandra
Lesser Grass Blue Zizina Otis
Tiny Grass Blue Zizula Hylax
Lime Blue Chilades Laius
Small Cupid Chilades Parrhasius
Plains Cupid Chilades Pandava
Grass Jewel Freyeria Putli
Gram Blue Euchrysops Cnejus
Forget-Me-Not Catochrysops Strabo
  Catochrysops Panormus
Pea Blue Lampides Boeticus
Dark Cerulean Jamides Bochus
Common Cerulean Jamides Celeno
Metallic Cerulean Jamides Alecto
Large Four Line Blue Nacaduba Pactolus
  Nacaduba Hermus
Transparent Six Line Blue Nacaduba Kurava
Dark Ceylon Six Line Blue Nacaduba  Calauria
Opaque Six Line Blue Nacaduba Beroe
Rounded Six Line Blue Nacaduba Berenice
Pointed Line Blue Ionolyce Helicon
Common Line Blue Prosotas Nora
Tailless Line Blue Prosotas Dubiosa
White Tipped Line Blue Prosotas Noreia
Dingy Line Blue Petrlaea dana
Red Pierrot Talicda Nyseus
Polyommatinae: Lycaenesthini
Ciliate Blue Anthene Emolus
Pointed Ciliate Blue Anthene Lycaenina
Theclinae: Arhopalini
Western Centaur Oak Blue Arhopala Pseudocentaurus
Large Oak Blue Arhopala Amantes
  Arhopala Alea (Endemic)
  Arhopala Bazaloides
  Arhopala Atrax
Aberrant Oak Blue  Arhopala abseus
Many Tailed Oak Blue  Thaduka Multicaudata
Common Acacia Blue Surendra Quercetorium
Silver Streaked Acacia Blue Zinaspa Todara
Theclinae: Amblypodiini
Silver Streak Blue Iraota Timoleon
Leaf Blue Amblypodia Anita
Theclinae: Aphnaeini
Common Silver Line Spindasis Vulcanus
Plumbeous Silver Line Spindasis Schistacea
Shot Silver Line Spindasis  Ictis
Scarce Silver Line Spindasis Elima
Abnormal Silver Line Spindasis   Abnormis (Endemic)
Long   Banded Silver Line Spindasis Lohita
  Apharitis Lilacinus
  Apharitis Acamus
Theclinae: Catapaecilmatini
Common Tinsel Catapaecilma Major
Theclinae: Cheritrini
Common Imperial Cheritra Freja
Theclinae: Horagini
Monkey Puzzle Rathinda Amor
Common Onyx Horaga Onyx
Violet Onyx Horaga Viola
Theclinae: Zesiini
Red Spot Zesius Chrysomallus
Theclinae: Iolaini
Silver Royal Ancema Blanka
Broadtail Royal Creon Cleobis
White Royal Pratapa Deva
Peacock Royal Tajuria Maculata
Spotted Royal Tajuria Jehana
Plains Royal Tajuria Melastigma
Branded Royal Tajuria Jalindra
Banded Royal Eliotia Jalindra
Nilgiri Tit Hypolycaena Nilgirica
Orchid Tit Hypolycaena Othona
Fluffy Tit Zeltus Amasa
Theclinae: Deudorigini
Cornelian Deudorix Epijarbus
Common Guava Blue Deudorix Isocrates
Large Guava Blue Deudorix Perse
The Plane Bindahara Phocides
Indian Red Flash Rapala Iarbus
Malabar Flash Rapala Lankana
Slate Flash Rapala Manea
Indigo Flash Rapala Varuna
Curetinae: Curetis
Indian Sunbeam Curetis Thetis
Dentante Sunbeam Curetis Acuta
Shiva Sunbeam Curetis Siva (Endemic)

Hesperiidae

Endemic Species: marked in red

Coeliadinae
Orange Striped Awlet Bibasis Jaina
  Bibasis Gomata
Orange Tail Awl Bibasis sena
Common Banded Awl Hasora Chromus
White banded Awl Hasora Taminatus
Common Awl Hasora Badra
  Hasora vitta
Brown Awl Badamia Exclamationis
India Awlking Choaspes Benjaminii
Pyrginae
Common Spotted Flat Celaenorrhinus Leucocera
Malabar Spotted Flat Celaenorrhinus Ambareesa
Tamil Spotted Flat Celaenorrhinus Ruficornis
Common Snow Flat Tagiades Japetus
Immaculate Snow Flat Tagiades Gana
Water Snow Flat Tagiades Litigosa
Common Yellow Breasted Flat Gerosis Bhagava
Fulvous Pied Flat Pseudocoladenia Dan
Tricolour Flat Coladenia Indrani
Common Small Flat Sarangesa Dasahara
Spotted Small Flat Sarangesa Purendra (Endemic)
Angled flat Tapena Thwaitesi
Banded Angle Odonthoptilum Angulata
Golden Angle Odonthoptilum Rasonneti
Spotted Angle Caprona Alida
  Caprona Agama
African Mallow Skipper Gomalia Elma
Indian Grizzled Skipper Spialia Galba
Pygmy Grass Hopper Aeromachus Pygmaeus (Endemic)
  Aeromachus Dubius
Bush Hopper Ampittia Dioscorides
Indian Ace Halpe Homolea
Moore's Ace Halpe Porus
Bicolour Ace Sovia Hyrtacus (Endemic)
Madras Ace Thoressa Honorei (Endemic)
Unbranded Ace Thoressa Astigmata   (Endemic)
Sitala Ace Thoressa Sitala (Endemic)
Evershed's Ace Thoressa Evershedi (Endemic)
Chestnut Bob Lambrix Salsala
Coon Psolos Fuligo
Common Banded Demon Notocrypta Paralysos
Restricted Demon Notocrypta Curvifascia
  Salanoemia Sala
Grass Demon Udaspes Folus
Coorg Forest Hopper Arnetta Mercara (Endemic)
Vindhyan Bob Arnetta Vindhiana (Endemic)
Indian Palm Bob Suastus Gremius
Small Palm Bob Suastus Minuta
Wax Dart Cupitha Purreea
Hedge Hopper Baracus Vittatus
  Hyarotis Microsticta
Tree Flitter Hyarotis Adrastus
Yellow Base Tree Flitter Quedara Basiflava (Endemic)
Giant Red Eye Gangara Thyrsis
  Erionota Thrax
Common Red Eye Matapa Aria
Common Grass Dart Taractrocera Maevius
Tamil Grass Dart Taractrocera Ceramus
Indian Dartlet Oriens Concinna
Tamil Dartlet Oriens Concinna (Endemic)
Pallid Dart Potanthus Pallida
Pseudomaesa Dart Potanthus Psedomaesa
Confucian Dart Potanthus Confucius
Pava Dart Potanthus Pava
Palni dart Potanthus Palnia
Pale Palm Dart Telicota Colon
Dark Palm Dart Telicota Ancilla
African Straight Swift Parnara Bada
  Gegenes Nostrodamus
Bevan's Swift Borbo Bevani
Rice Swift Borbo cinnara
Large Branded Swift Pelopidas Eubocraceti
Dark Branded Swift Pelopidas Sana
Small Branded Swift Pelopidas Inathias
Conjoined Swift Pelopidas Conjucta
  Pelopidas assamensis
  Pelopidas Thrax
Contiguous Swift Polytremis Lubricans
Paintbrush Swift Baoris Farri
Kanara Swift Caltoris Canaraica (Endemic)
Blank  Swift Caltoris Kumara
Phililline Swift Caltoris Philippina

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