Western Ghats, northwards through Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Updated 1 November 2015

Libythea lepita
Libythea lepita

Common Beak, happy in a mud wallow, Periyar, Kerala

Tirumala limniace
Tirumala limniace

Blue Tiger, Edamalayar Forest, Kerala

Tirumala limniace
Tirumala limniace

Blue Tiger, Munnar, Kerala

Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain TIger on larval host plant, Asclepias currasavica, Periyar, Kerala

Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain TIger, Periyar

Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain Tiger larva, Periyar

Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain Tiger pupa, Chinnar, Kerala

Parantica nilgiriensis
Parantica nilgiriensis

Nilgiri Tiger, between Periyar and Munnar, Kerala. Endemic to the Western Ghats

Parantica nilgiriensis
Parantica nilgiriensis

Nilgiri Tiger, Munnar, Kerala

Idea malabarica
Idea malabarica

Malabar Tree Nymph, Periyar, Kerala

Idea malabarica
Idea malabarica

Malabar Tree Nymph, Periyar

Acraea violae
Acraea violae

Tawny Coster, Shola National Park, Kerala

Acraea violae
Acraea violae

Tawny Coster, Shola National Park

Cethosia nietneri
Cethosia nietneri

Tamil Lacewing, Cardomom Hills, in transit to Periyar

Argyreus hyperbius
Argyreus hyperbius

Indian Fritillary, Shola National Park, Kerala

Argyreus hyperbius
Argyreus hyperbius

Indian Fritillary, Shola National Park

Cirrochroa thais
Cirrochroa thais

Tamil Yeoman, Masanagudi, Tamil Nadu

Cupha erymanthis
Cupha erymanthis

Rustic, Munnar, Kerala

Athyma perius
Athyma perius

Common Sergeant, Periyar, Kerala

Athyma perius
Athyma perius

Common Sergeant, Periyar

Pantoporia hordonia
Pantoporia hordonia

Common Lascar, Cardomom Hills, Kerala

Neptis jumbah
Neptis jumbah

Chestnut-streaked Sailer, Urulanthalli, Kerala

Parthenos sylvia
Parthenos sylvia

Clipper, Cheekode, Kerala

Ariadne ariadne
Ariadne ariadne

Angled Castor, Shola National Park, Kerala

Vanessa indica
Vanessa indica

Indian Red Admiral, Shola National Park

Vanessa indica
Vanessa indica

Indian Red Admiral, in transit to Munnar

Kaniska canace
Kaniska canace

Blue Admiral, Periyar, Kerala

Kaniska canace
Kaniska canace

Blue Admiral, Periyar

Junonia hierta
Junonia hierta

Yellow Pansy, male, Chinnar, Kerala

Junonia hierta
Junonia hierta

Yellow Pansy, female, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu

Junonia hierta
Junonia hierta

Yellow Pansy, Chinnar, Kerala

Junonia iphita
Junonia iphita

Chocolate Pansy, Chinnar, Kerala

Junonia atlites
Junonia atlites

Grey Pansy, Periyar, Kerala

Junonia atlites
Junonia atlites

Grey Pansy, Periyar

Junonia lemonias
Junonia lemonias

Lemon Pansy, Chinnar

Hypolimnas bolina
Hypolimnas bolina

Great Eggfly, female, Tapovan Green County Resort, Thattekkad, Kerala

Hypolimnas bolina
Hypolimnas bolina

Great Eggfly pupa, Cheekode, Thattekkad, Kerala

Hypolimnas misippus
Hypolimnas misippus

Danaid Eggfly, Chinnar, Kerala. This species mimics the Plain Tiger for protection

Hypolimnas misippus
Hypolimnas misippus

Danaid eggfly, Chinnar

Melanitis leda
Melanitis leda

Common Evening Brown, Bamboo Grove, Periyar

Melanitis zitenius
Melanitis zitenius

Great Evening Brown, Bamboo Grove, Periyar

Lethe europa
Lethe europa

Bamboo Treebrown, Masanagudi, Tamil Nadu

Lethe rohria
Lethe rohria

Common Treebrown, Munnar, Kerala

Mycalesis oculus
Mycalesis oculus

Red-disc Bushbrown, Shola National Park, Kerala

Mycalesis oculus
Mycalesis oculus

Red-disc Bushbrown, Shola National park

Mycalesis patina
Mycalesis patina

Gladeye Bushbrown, Edamalayar Forest, Kerala

Ypthima ceylonica
Ypthima ceylonica

White Four-ring, Cardomom Hills, Kerala

Ypthima huebneri
Ypthima huebneri

Common Four-ring, Uralanthalli

Ypthima philomela
Ypthima philomela

Baby Five-ring, Munnar, Kerala

Spialia galba
Spialia galba

Indian Skipper, Masanagudi, Tamil Nadu