List of butterflies of India (Limenitidinae)


List of butterflies of India (Limenitidinae)

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

A total of 99 species belonging to 20 genera are found in India.

Limenitis - The Admirals

* Indian White Admiral "Limenitis trivena" Moore, 1864Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/limenitis/index.html|Page on "Limenitis" genus.] ]

ummalia - The Green Commodore

* Green Commodore, "Sumalia daraxa" (Doubleday, 1848)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/sumalia/index.html|Page on "Sumalia" genus.] ]
* Scarce White Commodore "Sumalia zulema" (Doubleday & Hewitson, 1848)

Moduza - The Commander

* Commander "Moduza procris" (Cramer, 1777)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/moduza/index.html|Page on "Moduza" genus.] ]

Parasarpa - The Commodores

* White Commodore "Parasarpa dudu" (Doubleday, 1848)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/parasarpa/index.html|Page on "Parasarpa" genus.] ]
* Bicolour Commodore "Parasarpa zayla" (Doubleday, 1848)

Auzakia danava - The Commodore

* Commodore, "Auzakia danava" (Moore, 1858)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/auzakia/index.html|Page on "Auzakia" genus.] ]

Athyma - The Sergeants

* Unbroken Sergeant "Athyma pravara" Moore, 1857Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/athyma/index.html|Page on "Athyma" genus.] ]
* Bhutan Sergeant "Athyma jina" Moore, 1858
* Common Sergeant "Athyma perius" (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Studded Sergeant "Athyma asura" Moore, 1858
* Great Sergeant "Athyma larymna" (Doubleday, 1848)
* Dot-dash Sergeant "Athyma kanwa" Moore, 1858
* Malay Staff Sergeant "Athyma reta" Moore, 1858
* Blackvein Sergeant "Athyma ranga" Moore, 1857
* Himalayan Sergeant "Athyma opalina" (Kollar, 1844)
* Staff Sergeant "Athyma selenophora" (Kollar, 1844)
* Small Staff Sergeant "Athyma zeroca" Moore, 1872
* Orange Staff Sergeant "Athyma cama" Moore, 1858
* Colour Sergeant, "Athyma nefte" (Cramer, 1780)
** Colour Sergeant, "Athyma inara" Doubleday 1850
* Andaman Sergeant "Athyma rufula" de Nicéville, 1889
* Spotted Segeant "Athyma sulpitia" (Cramer, 1779)

Lebadea - The Knight

* Knight "Lebadea martha" (Fabricius, 1787)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/lebadea/index.html|Page on "Lebadea" genus.] ]

Pantoporia - The Lascars

* Assam Lascar "Pantoporia assamica" (Moore, 1881)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/pantoporia/index.html|Page on "Pantoporia" genus.] ]
* Tytler's Lascar "Pantoporia bieti" (Oberthür, 1894)
* Common Lascar "Pantoporia hordonia" (Stoll, 1790)
* Extra Lascar "Pantoporia sandaka" (Butler, 1892)
* Perak Lascar "Pantoporia paraka" (Butler, 1879)
* Karwar Lascar "Pantoporia karwara" Fruhstorfer, (Kanara, Western India) (?)

Lasippa - The Lascars

* Burmese Lascar "Lasippa heliodore" (Fabricius, 1787)
* Burmese Lascar "Lasippa tiga" (Moore, 1858)
* Yellowjack Sailer "Lasippa viraja" (Moore, 1872)

Neptis - The Sailers

* Chestnut-Streaked Sailer "Neptis jumbah" Moore 1857
* "Neptis pseudovikasi" (Moore, 1899)
* Indian Dingiest Sailer "Neptis harita" Moore, 1875
* "Neptis ilira" Kheil, 1884
* "Neptis vikasi" Horsfield, [1829]
* Small Yellow Sailer "Neptis miah" Moore, 1858
* Yerbury's Sailer "Neptis yerburii" Butler, 1886
* Pallas' Sailer "Neptis sappho" (Pallas, 1771)
* Common Sailer "Neptis hylas" Linnaeus, 1758
* Clear Sailer or Southern Sullied Sailer "Neptis clinia" Moore, 1872
* Clear Sailer "Neptis nata" Moore, 1858
* Shortbanded Sailer "Neptis (Phaedyma) columella" (Cramer, 1780)
* Sullied Sailer "Neptis soma" Moore, 1858
* Himalayan Sailer "Neptis mahendra" Moore, 1872
* Broad-banded Sailer "Neptis sankara" (Kollar, 1844)
* Pale-green Sailer "Neptis zaida" Doubleday, 1848
* Spotted Sailer "Neptis magadha" C. & R. Felder, 1867
* Great Yellow Sailer "Neptis radha" Moore, 1857
* Broadstick Sailer "Neptis narayana" Moore, 1858
* Yellow Sailer "Neptis ananta" Moore, 1858
* Rich Sailer "Neptis anjana" Moore, 1881
* Less Rich Sailer "Neptis nashona" Swinhoe, 1896
* Hockeystick Sailer "Neptis nycteus" de Nicéville, 1890
* Pale Hockeystick Sailer "Neptis manasa" Moore, 1857
* Manipur Yellow Sailer "Neptis namba" Tytler, 1915
* Plain Sailer "Neptis cartica" Moore, 1872
* Armand's Sailer' "Neptis armandia" Oberthür, 1876
* Chinese Yellow Sailer "Neptis cydippe" Leech, 1890
* Spotted Sailer "Neptis magatha" (Stoll) (?)
* Clear Sailer "Neptis nandina" Moore, 1858

Phaedyma - The Great Hockeystick Sailer

* Great Hockeystick Sailer "Phaedyma aspasia" (Leech, 1890)
* Short-banded Sailer "Phaedyma columella" (Cramer, [1780] )

Parthenos - The Clipper

* Clipper "Parthenos sylvia" (Cramer, 1775)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/parthenos/index.html|Page on "Parthenos" genus.] ]

Bhagadatta - The Grey Commodore

* Grey Commodore "Bhagadatta austenia" (Moore, 1872)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/bhagadatta/index.html|Page on "Bhagadatta" genus.] ]

Euthalia - The Barons

* Powdered Baron "Euthalia monina", (Moore, 1859)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/euthalia/index.html|Page on "Euthalia " genus.] ]
* White-tipped Baron "Euthalia merta" (Moore, 1859)
* "Euthalia eriphylae" de Nicéville, 1891
* White-Edged Blue Baron, "Euthalia phemius" (Doubleday, 1848)
* Common Baron "Euthalia aconthea" (Cramer, 1777)
* Streaked Baron, "Euthalia alpheda" (Godart, [1824] ) (ssp. jama C. & R. Felder, 1867
* Grey Baron "Euthalia anosia" (Moore, 1858)
* "Euthalia malaccana" Fruhstorfer, 1899
* Gaudy Baron "Euthalia lubentina" (Cramer, 1777)
* Baronet "Euthalia nais" (Forster, 1771)
* Blue Duchess "Euthalia duda" (Staudinger, 1855)
* French Duke "Euthalia franciae" (Gray, 1846)
* Naga Duke "Euthalia khama" Alphéraky, 1898
* Bronze Duke "Euthalia nara" Moore, 1859
* Grand Duchess "Euthalia patala" (Kollar, 1844)
* Green Duke "Euthalia sahadeva" (Moore, ?1861)
* Blue Baron "Euthalia telchinia" (Ménétriés, 1857)

Tanaecia - The Counts

* Adaman Viscount "Tanaecia cibaritis" Hewitson, 1874 Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/tanaecia/index.html|Page on "Tanaecia" genus] ]
* Grey Count "Tanaecia lepidea" (Butler, 1868)
* Lavender Count "Tanaecia cocytus" (Fabricius, 1787)
* Common Earl "Tanaecia julii" (Lesson, 1837)
* Plain Earl "Tanaecia jahnu" (Moore, 1857)

Neurosigma - The Panther

* Panther, "Neurosigma siva" (Westwood, 1850)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/neurosigma/index.html|Page on "Neurosigma".] ]

Abrota

* "Abrota ganga" Moore, 1857 Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/abrota/index.html|Page on Abrota.] ]

Dophla - Redspot Duke

* Redspot Duke "Dophla evelina" (Stoll, 1790)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/dophla/index.html|Page on "Dophla" genus.] ]

Lexias - The Archdukes

* Great Archduke "Lexias cyanipardus" (Butler, 1869)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/lexias/index.html|Page on "Lexias" genus.] ]
* Lexias pardalis (Moore, 1878)
* Archduke "Lexias dirtea" (Fabricius, 1793)

Bassarona - The Dukes

* Blue Duke "Bassarona durga" (Moore, 1857)Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/bassarona/index.html|Page on "Bassarona" genus.] ]
* Grand Duke "Bassarona iva" Moore, 1857
* Redtail Marquis "Bassarona recta" (de Nicéville, 1886)
* Banded Marquis "Bassarona teuta" (Doubleday, 1848)

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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