315 species of butterflies belonging to five families have been identified in the Anamalais. 44 of them (highlighted) are endemic to the Western Ghats.

We are very grateful to Mr. Krushnamegh Kunte for having provided us with his work. He is the author of the book 'Butterflies of Peninsular India' and the list provided below has been compiled by him over a seven month period. He is currently based in the University of Texas, USA.

The butterflies listed below have been categorized according to their family and also carry their new scientific names.

Family Papilionidae

  1. Southern Birdwing - Troides minos
  2. Malabar or Ceylon Rose - Pachliopta pandiyana
  3. Common Rose - Pachliopta aristolochiae
  4. Crimson Rose - Pachliopta hector
  5. Common Bluebottle - Graphium sarpedon
  6. Common Jay - Graphium doson
  7. Tailed Jay - Graphium agamemnon
  8. Spot Swordtail - Graphium nomius
  9. Five-bar Swordtail - Graphium antiphates
  10. Common Mime - Papilio clytia
  11. Lime Butterfly - Papilio demoleus
  12. Malabar Banded Swallowtail - Papilio liomedon
  13. Malabar Raven - Papilio dravidarum
  14. Red Helen - Papilio helenus
  15. Common Mormon - Papilio polytes
  16. Blue Mormon - Papilio polymnestor
  17. Paris Peacock - Papilio paris
  18. Malabar Banded Peacock - Papilio budha
  19. Common Banded Peacock - Papilio crino

Family Pieridae

  1. Common Emigrant - Catopsilia pomona
  2. Mottled Emigrant - Catopsilia pyranthe
  3. Small Grass Yellow - Eurema brigitta
  4. Spotless Grass Yellow - Eurema laeta
  5. One-Spot Grass Yellow - Eurema andersonii
  6. Common Grass Yellow - Eurema hecabe
  7. Three-Spot Grass Yellow - Eurema blanda
  8. Nilgiri Clouded Yellow - Colias nilgiriensis
  9. Common Jezebel - Delias eucharis
  10. Psyche - Leptosia nina
  11. Painted Sawtooth - Prioneris sita
  12. Indian Cabbage White - Pieris canidia
  13. Common Gull - Cepora nerissa
  14. Lesser Gull - Cepora nadina
  15. Pioneer or Caper White - Anaphaeis aurota
  16. Plain Puffin - Appias indra
  17. Spot Puffin - Appias lalage
  18. Striped Albatross - Appias libythea
  19. Chocolate Albatross - Appias lyncida
  20. Common Albatross - Appias albina
  21. Lesser Albatross - Appias wardii
  22. Small Salmon Arab - Colotis amata
  23. Small Orange Tip - Colotis etrida
  24. Plain Orange Tip - Colotis eucharis
  25. Crimson Tip - Colotis danae
  26. Large Salmon Arab - Colotis fausta
  27. White Orange Tip - Ixias marianne
  28. Yellow Orange Tip - Ixias pyrene
  29. Common Wanderer - Pareronia valeria
  30. Dark Wanderer - Pareronia ceylonica
  31. Great Orange Tip - Hebomoia glaucippe

 

Family Nymphalidae

  1. Southern Duffer - Discophora lepida
  2. Travancore Evening Brown - Parantirrhoea marshallii
  3. Common Evening Brown - Melanitis leda
  4. Great Evening Brown - Melanitis zitenius
  5. Dark Evening Brown - Melanitis phedima
  6. Common Palmfly - Elymnias hypermenstra
  7. Bamboo Treebrown - Lethe europa
  8. Tamil Treebrown - Lethe drypetis
  9. Common Treebrown - Lethe rohria
  10. Whitebar Bushbrown - Mycalesis anaxias
  11. Common Bushbrown - Mycalesis perseus
  12. Dark Branded Bushbrown - Mycalesis mineus
  13. Tamil Bushbrown - Mycalesis subdita
  14. Small Longbrand Bushbrown - Mycalesis igilia
  15. Longbrand Bushbrown - Mycalesis visala
  16. Palebrand Bushbrown - Mycalesis orcha
  17. Gladeye Bushbrown - Mycalesis patnia
  18. Red-disc Bushbrown - Mycalesis oculus
  19. Palni Bushbrown - Mycalesis davisoni
  20. Nigger - Orsotrianea medus
  21. Tamil Catseye - Zipoetis saitis
  22. Common Threering - Ypthima asterope
  23. White or Ceylon Fourring - Ypthima ceylonica
  24. Common Fourring - Ypthima huebneri
  25. Jewel Fourring - Ypthima avanta
  26. Common Fivering - Ypthima baldus
  27. Baby Fivering - Ypthima philomela
  28. Palni Fourring - Ypthima ypthimoides
  29. Common Nawab - Polyura athamas
  30. Anomalous Nawab - Polyura agraria
  31. Blue Nawab - Polyura schreiberi
  32. Tawny Rajah - Charaxes bernardus
  33. Black Rajah - Charaxes solon
  34. Tawny Coster - Acraea violae
  35. Tamil Lacewing - Cethosia nietneri
  36. Crusier - Vindula erota
  37. Rustic - Cupha erymanthis
  38. Common Leopard - Phalanta phalantha
  39. Small Leopard - Phalanta alcippe
  40. Tamil Yeoman - Cirrochroa thais
  41. Indian Fritillary - Argyreus hyperbius
  42. Black Prince - Rohana parisatis
  43. Painted Courtesan - Euripus consimilis
  44. Chestnut-streaked Sailer - Neptis jumbah
  45. Common Sailer - Neptis hylas
  46. Andaman Clear Sailer - Neptis clinia
  47. Clear Sailer - Neptis nata
  48. Sullied Sailer - Neptis soma
  49. Yellowjack Sailer - Neptis viraja
  50. Shortbanded Sailer - Neptis columella
  51. Common Lascar - Pantoporia hordonia
  52. - Pantoporia sandaka
  53. Colour Sergeant - Athyma nefte
  54. Staff Sergeant - Athyma selenophora
  55. Blackvein Sergeant - Athyma ranga
  56. Common Sergeant - Athyma perius
  57. Commander - Limenitis procris
  58. Clipper - Parthenos sylvia
  59. Grey Count - Tanaecia lepidea
  60. Blue Baron - Euthalia telchinia
  61. Common Baron - Euthalia aconthea
  62. Gaudy Baron - Euthalia lubentina
  63. Baronet or Red Baron - Euthalia nais
  64. Redspot Duke - Dolpha evelina
  65. Joker - Byblia ilithyia
  66. Angled Castor - Ariadne ariadne
  67. Common Castor - Ariadne merione
  68. Common Map - Cyrestis thyodamas
  69. Club Beak - Libythea myrrha
  70. Common Beak - Libythea lepita
  71. Yellow Pansy - Junonia hierta
  72. Blue Pansy - Junonia orithya
  73. Lemon Pansy - Junonia lemonias
  74. Peacock Pansy - Junonia almana
  75. Grey Pansy - Junonia atlites
  76. Chocolate Pansy - Junonia iphita
  77. Painted Lady - Cynthia cardui
  78. Indian Red Admiral - Vanessa indica
  79. Blue Admiral - Kaniska canace
  80. Great Eggfly - Hypolimnas bolina
  81. Danaid Eggfly - Hypolimnas misippus
  82. Autumnleaf - Doleschallia bisaltide
  83. South Indian Blue Oakleaf - Kallima horsfieldi
  84. Glassy Tiger - Parantica aglea
  85. Nilgiri Tiger - Parantica nilgiriensis
  86. Blue Tiger - Tirumala limniace
  87. Dark Blue Tiger - Tirumala septentrionis
  88. Plain Tiger - Danaus chrysippus
  89. Striped or Common Tiger - Danaus genutia
  90. Common Indian Crow - Euploea core
  91. Double-Branded Crow - Euploea sylvester
  92. Brown King Crow - Euploea klugii
  93. Malabar Tree Nymph - Idea malabarica

Family Lycaenidae

  1. Plum Judy - Abisara echerius
  2. Apefly - Spalgis epius
  3. Common Pierrot - Castalius rosimon
  4. Angled Pierrot - Caleta caleta
  5. Banded Blue Pierrot - Discolampa ethion
  6. Dark Pierrot - Tarucus ananda
  7. Rounded/Rusty/Striped Pierrot - Tarucus nara
  8. Spotted Pierrot - Tarucus callinara
  9. Zebra Blue - Leptotes plinius
  10. Bright Babul Blue - Azanus ubaldus
  11. Dull Babul Blue - Azanus uranus
  12. African Babul Blue - Azanus jesous
  13. Indian Cupid - Everes lacturnus
  14. White Hedge Blue - Udara akasa
  15. Singhalese Hedge Blue - Udara singalensis
  16. Common Hedge Blue - Actolepis puspa
  17. Hampson's Hedge Blue - Actolepis lilacea
  18. Whitedisc Hedge Blue - Celatoxia albidisca
  19. Plain Hedge Blue - Celestrina lavendularis
  20. Quaker - Neopithecops zalmora
  21. Malayan - Magisba malaya
  22. Pale Grass Blue - Psuedozizeeria maha
  23. Dark Grass Blue - Zizeeria karsandra
  24. Lesser Grass Blue - Zizina otis
  25. Tiny Grass Blue - Zizula hylax
  26. Lime Blue - Chilades laius
  27. Small Cupid - Chilades parrhasius
  28. Plains Cupid - Chilades pandava
  29. Grass Jewel - Freyeria trochylus
  30. Gram Blue - Euchrysops cnejus
  31. Forget-Me-Not - Catochrysops strabo
  32. Pea Blue - Lampides boeticus
  33. Dark Cerulean - Jamides bochus
  34. Common Cerulean - Jamides celeno
  35. Metallic Cerulean - Jamides alecto
  36. Large 4-Line Blue - Nacaduba pactolus
  37. Pale 4-Line Blue - Nacaduba hermus
  38. Transparent 6-Line Blue - Nacaduba kurava
  39. Dark Ceylon 6-Line Blue - Nacaduba caluria
  40. Opaque 6-Line Blue - Nacaduba beroe
  41. Rounded 6-Line Blue - Nacaduba berenice
  42. Pointed Line Blue - Ionolyce helicon
  43. Common Line Blue - Prosotas nora
  44. Tailless Line Blue - Prosotas dubiosa
  45. White-Tipped Line Blue - Prosotas noreia
  46. Dingy Line Blue - Petrolaea dana
  47. Red Pierrot - Talicada nyseus
  48. Ciliate Blue - Anthene emolus
  49. Pointed Ciliate Blue - Anthene lycaenina
  50. Western Centaur Oakblue - Arhopala pseudocentaurus
  51. Large Oakblue - Arhopala amantes
  52. Rosy or Kanara Oakblue - Arhopala alea
  53. Tamil Oakblue - Arhopala bazaloides
  54. Dark Broken-Band Oakblue - Arhopala atrax
  55. Aberrant Oakblue - Arohopala abseus
  56. Manytailed Oakblue - Thaduka multicaudata
  57. Common Acacia Blue - Surendra quercetorum
  58. Silverstreaked Acacia Blue - Zinaspa todara
  59. Silverstreak Blue - Iraota timoleon
  60. Leaf Blue - Amblypodia anita
  61. Common Silverline - Spindasis vulcanus
  62. Plumbeous Silverline - Spindasis schistacea
  63. Shot Silverline - Spindasis ictis
  64. Scarce Shot Silverline - Spindasis elima
  65. Abnormal Silverline - Spindasis abnormis
  66. Longbanded Silverline - Spindasis lohita
  67. Common Tinsel - Catapaecilma major
  68. Yamfly - Loxura atymnus
  69. Common Imperial - Cheritra freja
  70. Monkey Puzzle - Rathinda amor
  71. Common Onyx - Horaga onyx
  72. Violet/Brown Onyx - Horaga viola
  73. Redspot - Zesius chrysomallus
  74. Silver Royal - Ancema blanka
  75. Broadtail Royal - Creon cleobis
  76. White Royal - Pratapa deva
  77. Peacock Royal - Tajuria cippus
  78. Spotted Royal - Tajuria maculata
  79. Plains Blue Royal - Tajuria jehana
  80. Branded Royal - Tajuria melastigma
  81. Banded Royal - Rachana jalindra
  82. Nilgiri Tit - Hypolycaena nilgirica
  83. Orchid Tit - Hypolycaena othona
  84. Fluffy Tit - Zeltus amasa
  85. Cornelian - Deudorix epijarbas
  86. Common Guava Blue - Deudorix isocrates
  87. Large Guava Blue - Deudorix perse
  88. Plane - Bindahara phocides
  89. Indian Red Flash - Rapala iarbus
  90. Malabar Flash - Rapala lankana
  91. Slate Flash - Rapala manea
  92. Indigo Flash - Rapala varuna
  93. Indian Sunbeam - Curetis thetis
  94. Dentate Sunbeam - Curetis dentata
  95. Shiva Sunbeam - Curetis siva

Family Hesperiidae

  1. Orange Awlet - Burara jaina
  2. Pale Green Awlet - Burara gomata
  3. Orangetail Awl - Bibasis sena
  4. Common Banded Awl - Hasora chromus
  5. White Banded Awl - Hasora taminatus
  6. Common Awl - Hasora badra
  7. Plain Banded Awl - Hasora vitta
  8. Brown Awl - Badamia exclamationis
  9. Indian Awlking - Choaspes benjaminii
  10. Common Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus leucocera
  11. Malabar Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus ambareesa
  12. Tamil Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus ruficornis
  13. Common Snow Flat - Tagiades jepetus
  14. Suffused Snow Flat - Tagiades gana
  15. Water Snow Flat - Tagiades litigiosa
  16. Common Yellowbreasted Flat - Gerosis bhagava
  17. Fulvous Pied Flat - Psuedocoladenia dan
  18. Tricolour Flat - Psuedocoladenia indrana
  19. Common Small Flat - Sarangesa dasahara
  20. Spotted Small Flat - Sarangesa purendra
  21. Angled Flat/Black Angle - Tapena twaithesi
  22. Chestnut/Banded Angle - Odontoptilum angulata
  23. Golden Angle - Odontoptilum ransonnetti
  24. Spotted Angle - Caprona alida
  25. Spotted Angle - Caprona agama
  26. African Marbled Skipper - Gomalia elma
  27. Grizzled/Indian Skipper - Spialia galba
  28. Pygmy Scrub-Hopper - Aeromachus pygmaeus
  29. Dingy Scrub-Hopper - Aeromachus dubius
  30. Bush Hopper - Ampittia dioscorides
  31. Indian/Ceylon Ace - Halpe homolea
  32. Moore's Ace - Halpe porus
  33. Bicolour Ace - Sovia hyrtacus
  34. Madras Ace - Thoressa honorei
  35. Unbranded Ace - Thoressa astigmata
  36. Sitala Ace - Thoressa sitala
  37. Evershed's Ace - Thoressa evershedi
  38. Chestnut Bob - Iambrix salsala
  39. Coon - Psolos fuligo
  40. Common Banded Demon - Notocrypta paralysos
  41. Restricted Demon - Notocrypta curvifascia
  42. Maculate Lancer - Salanoemia sala
  43. Grass Demon - Udaspes folus
  44. Coorg Forest Hopper - Arnetta mercara
  45. Vindhyan Bob - Arnetta vindhiana
  46. Indian Palm Bob - Suastus gremius
  47. Small Palm Bob - Suastus minuta
  48. Wax Dart - Cupitha purreea
  49. Hedge Hopper - Baracus vittatus
  50. Brush Flitter - Hyarotis microstricta
  51. Tree Flitter - Hyarotis adrastus
  52. Golden Flitter - Quedara basiflava
  53. Giant Redeye - Gangara thyrsis
  54. Common Redeye - Matapa aria
  55. Common Grass Dart - Taractrocera maevius
  56. Tamil Grass Dart - Taractrocera ceramas
  57. Tamil Dartlet - Oriens concinna
  58. Indian/Common Dartlet - Oriens goloides
  59. Pallied Dart - Potanthus pallida
  60. Psuedomaesa Dart - Potanthus psuedomaesa
  61. Confucian Dart - Potanthus confucius
  62. Pava Dart - Potanthus pava
  63. Palni Dart - Potanthus palnia
  64. Pale Palm Dart - Telicota colon
  65. Dark Palm Dart - Telicota ancilla
  66. African Straight Swift - Parnara naso
  67. Rice Swift - Borbo cinnara
  68. Bevan's Swift - Borbo bevani
  69. Dark Branded Swift - Pelopidas agna
  70. Large Branded Swift - Pelopidas subochracea
  71. Dark Small-Branded Swift - Pelopidas mathias
  72. Conjoined Swift - Pelopidas conjucta
  73. Contiguous Swift - Polytremis lubricans
  74. Paintbrush Swift - Baoris farri
  75. Blank Swift - Caltoris kumara
  76. Kanara Swift - Caltoris canaraica
  77. Philippine Swift - Caltoris philippina

 

Please Note: No part of this list may be copied or utilized for commercial purposes. The rights of the same belong entirely to the author, Mr. Krushnamegh Kunte and no part of this may be reproduced without his prior consent and written approval.