List of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae)


List of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae)

This is a list of the butterflies of India belonging to the family Nymphalidae and an index to the species articles. This forms part of the full list of butterflies of India.

Danainae (26 spp)

See List of butterflies of India (Danainae).

Morphinae (20 spp)

Please see List of butterflies of India (Morphinae).

atyrinae (176 spp)

Please see List of butterflies of India (Satyrinae).

Limenitidinae (99 spp)

Please see List of butterflies of India (Limenitidinae)

Libytheinae

* European or Common Beak "Libythea celtis" (Laicharting, [1782] ) earlier "Libythea lepita" (Moore, 1857).Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/libytheinae/libythea/index.html|Page on "Libythea" genus.] ]
* Whitespotted Beak "Libythea narina" (Marshall, 1880)
* Club Beak "Libythea myrrha" (Godart, 1819)

Charaxinae

Charaxes - The Rajahs

* Chestnut Rajah "Charaxes durnfordi" Distant, 1884
* Tawny Rajah "Charaxes bernardus" (Fabricius, 1793)
* Scarce Tawny Rajah "Charaxes aristogiton" C. & R. Felder, 1867
* Yellow Rajah "Charaxes marmax" (Westwood, 1847)
* Variegated Rajah "Charaxes kahruba" (Moore 1895)
* Black Rajah "Charaxes solon" (Fabricius, 1793)

Polyura - The Nawabs

* Stately Nawab "Polyura dolon" (Westwood, 1847) (formerly a Rajah)
* Blue Nawab "Polyura schreiberi" (Godart, 1824)
* Common Nawab "Polyura athamas" (Drury, 1773)
* Pallid Nawab "Polyura arja" (C.Felder & R. Felder, 1867)
* Malayan Nawab "Polyura moori" (Distant, 1883)
* Great Nawab "Polyura eudamippus" (Doubleday, 1843)
* Jewelled Nawab "Polyura delphis" (Doubleday, 1843)
* China Nawab "Polyura narcaeus" (Hewitson, 1854)

Prothoe - The Blue Begum

* Blue Begum "Prothoe franck" (Godart, 1824)

Agatasa - The Glorious Begum

* Glorious Begum "Agatasa calydonia" (Hewitson, 1854)

Calinaginae

* Freak "Calinaga buddha" Moore, 1857
* Sikkim Freak "Calinaga gautama" Moore, 1896 (Sikkim, Bhutan)
* Abor Freak "Calinaga aborica" Tyler, 1915 (Abor Hills)

Heliconiinae

Acraea - The Tawny Coster

* Tawny Coster "Acraea violae" (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Yellow Coster "Acraea issoria" (Hübner,1819)

Cethosia - The Lacewings

* Red Lacewing "Cethosia biblis" (Drury, 1773)
* Leopard Lacewing "Cethosia cyane" (Drury, 1773)
* Tamil Lacewing "Cethosia nietneri" Felder & Felder, 1867

Clossiana - The Fritillaries

* Jerdon's Silverspot, "Clossiana jerdoni" (Lang, 1868)

Issoria - The Queen of Spain Fritillaries

* Queen of Spain Fritillary, "Issoria lathonia" (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Vagrant, "Issoria sinha" (Kollar, 1848)

Kuekenthaliella - The Fritillaries

* Kuekenthaliella gemmata (Butler, 1881)
* Kuekenthaliella altissima (Elwes, 1882)
* Kuekenthaliella mackinnonii (de Nicéville, 1891)

Fabriciana - The Silverstripes

* Common Silverstripe "Fabriciana kamala" (Moore, 1857)
* "Fabriciana argyrospilata" (Kotsch, 1938)

Argyreus - The Indian Fritillary

* Indian Fritillary "Argyreus hyperbius" (Linnaeus, 1763)

Childrena - The Large Silverstripe

* Large Silverstripe "Childrena childreni" (Gray, 1831)

peyeria - The Fritillaries

* Speyeria clara (Blanchard, 1844)
* Speyeria claudia (Fawcett 1904)

Argyronome - The Eastern Silverstripe

* Argyronome laodice (Pallas, 1771)

Phalanta - The Leopards

* Small Leopard "Phalanta alcippe" (Stoll, 1782)
* Leopard "Phalanta phalantha" (Drury, 1773)

Vindula - The Cruiser

* Cruiser "Vindula erota" Fabricius, 1793

Cirrochroa - The Yeomans

* Large Yeoman "Cirrochroa aoris" Doubleday, 1847
* Tamil Yeoman "Cirrochroa thais" (Fabricius, 1787)
* Nicobar Yeoman "Cirrochroa nicobarica" Wood-Mason, 1881 (Nicobar Is)
* Common Yeoman "Cirrochroa tyche" Felder & Felder, 1861

Cupha - The Rustic

* Rustic "Cupha erymanthis" (Drury, 1773)

Vagrans - The Vagrant

* Vagrant "Vagrans egista" (Cramer, [1780] )

Cyrestinae

Cyrestis - The Maps

* Marbled Map "Cyrestis cocles" (Fabricius, 1787)
* Common Map "Cyrestis thyodamas" Boisduval, 1836
* Nicobar Map "Cyrestis tabula" de Nicéville, 1883.
* Straight Line Map "Cyrestis nivea" (Zinken-Sommer, 1831)
* Andaman Map "Cyrestis andamanensis" Staudinger

Chersonesia - The Maplets

* Common Maplet, "Chersonesia risa" (Doubleday, 1848)
* Intermediate Maplet "Chersonesia intermedia" Martin, 1895
* Wavy Maplet "Chersonesia rahria" (Moore, 1858)

Dichorragia - The Constable

* Constable "Dichorragia nesimachus" (Doyère, 1840)

tibochiona - The Popinjay

* Popinjay, "Stibochiona nicea" (Gray, 1846)

Pseudergolinae

* Tabby, "Pseudergolis wedah" (Kollar, 1844)

Biblidinae

Ariadne - The Castors

* Angled Castor "Ariadne ariadne" (Linnaeus, 1763)
* Common Castor "Ariadne merione" (Cramer, 1777)

Laringa

* The Banded Dandy "Laringa horsfieldii" (Boisduval, 1833) (Andamans)

Byblia - The Joker

* Joker "Byblia ilithyia" (Drury, 1773)

Apaturinae

Mimathyma - The Purple Emperors

* Sergeant Emperor "Mimathyma chevana" (Moore, 1866) (Sikkim)
* Indian Purple Emperor, "Mimathyma ambica" (Kollar, 1844)

Chitoria - The Emperors

* Sordid Emperor "Chitoria sordida" (Moore, 1866)
* Tawny Emperor "Chitoria ulupi" (Doherty, 1889)

Dilipa - The Golden Emperor

* Golden Emperor "Dilipa morgiana" (Westwood, 1850)

Eulacera - Tytler's Emperor

* Tytler's Emperor "Eulaceura manipurensis" Tytler, 1915

Rohana - The Princes

* Black Prince "Rohana parisatis" (Westwood, 1850)
* Brown Prince "Rohana parvata" (Moore, 1857)

Euripus - The Courtesans

* Painted Courtesan "Euripus consimilis" (Westwood, 1850)
* Courtesan "Euripus nyctelius" (Doubleday, 1845)

Helcyra - The White Emperors

* White Emperor "Helcyra heminea" Hewitson, 1864

Herona - The Pasha

* Pasha "Herona marathus" Doubleday, 1848

Hestina - The Circe

* Circe, "Hestina nama" (Doubleday, 1845)
* Siren "Hestina persimilis" (Westwood, 1850)
* "Hestina jermyni" Druce, 1911 (Himalayas)

ephisa - The Courtiers

* Western Courtier "Sephisa dichroa" (Kollar, 1844)
* Eastern Courtier "Sephisa chandra" (Moore, 1858)

Nymphalinae

Araschnia - The Mongol

* Mongol "Araschnia prorsoides" (Blanchard, 1871)

ymbrenthia - The Jesters

* Asian Jester, "Symbrenthia lilaea" Hewitson, 1864
* Spotted Jester, "Symbrenthia hypselis" (Godart, 1824)
* Common Jester "Symbrenthia hippoclus" (Cramer, 1779)
* Himalayan Jester "Symbrenthia brabira" Moore, 1872
* Tytler's Jester "Symbrenthia doni" Tytler, 1940 (= "dalailama" Huang, 1998)
* Blue-Tail Jester "Symbrenthia niphanda" Moore, 1872
* Scarce Jester "Symbrenthia silana" de Nicéville

Vanessa -The Indian Red Admiral

* Indian Red Admiral "Vanessa indica" (Herbst, 1794)
* Painted Lady "Vanessa cardui" (Linnaeus, 1758)

Nymphalis - The Tortoiseshells

* Scarce Tortoiseshell "Nymphalis (Nymphalis) xanthomelas" (Esper, 1781)
* Indian Tortoiseshell "Nymphalis (Aglais)kaschmirensis" (Kollar, 1844)
* Ladakh Tortoiseshell "Nymphalis (Aglais) ladakensis" (Moore, 1878)
* Eastern Comma "Polygonia egea" (Cramer, 1775)
* Blue Admiral "Kaniska canace" (Linnaeus, 1763)
* "Polygonia interposita" Staudinger, 1881Verify source|date=July 2007

Junonia - The Pansies

* Gray Pansy "Junonia atlites" (Linnaeus, 1763)
* Peacock Pansy "Junonia almana" (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Yellow Pansy "Junonia hierta" (Fabricius, 1798)
* Chocolate Pansy, "Junonia iphita" (Cramer, 1779)
* Lemon Pansy "Junonia lemonias" (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Blue Pansy "Junonia orithya" (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hypolimnas - The eggflies

* Great Eggfly "Hypolimnas bolina" (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Danaid Eggfly "Hypolimnas misippus" (Linnaeus, 1764)

Kallima - The Oakleafs

* Orange Oakleaf "Kallima inachus" (Boisduval, 1846)
* Andaman Oakleaf "Kallima albofasciata" (Moore, 1877) (Andaman Is.)
* Scarce Blue Oakleaf "Kallima alompra" (Moore, 1879) (Sikkim)
* South Indian Blue Oakleaf "Kallima horsfieldi" (Kollar, 1844)
* Ceylon Blue Oak Leaf "Kallima philarchus" (Westwood, 1848) (Sri Lanka)
* "Kallima knyvetti" (De Nicéville, 1886) (Bhutan, Assam)
* Indian Leafwing "Kallima paralekta" (Horsfield, 1829) (Indonesia, Malaysia)

Doleschallia - The Autumn Leaf

* Autumn Leaf "Doleschallia bisaltide" (Cramer, 1777)

Rhinopalpa - The Wizard

* Wizard "Rhinopalpa polynice" (Cramer, 1779)

Melitaea

* Chitral Fritillary "Melitaea chitralensis" Moore, 1901
* Shandur Fritillary "Melitaea shandura" Evans, 1924
* "Melitaea sindura" Moore, 1865
* "Melitaea balbita" Moore, 1874
* "Melitaea balba" Evans, 1912

Cited references

References

* Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex.
* Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. (2nd Ed), Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India
* Haribal, Meena (1994) Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya and their Natural History.
* Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/index.html] .
* Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.

ee also

*Nymphalidae
*List of butterflies of India


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