Papilionidae & Pieridae

Bhutanitis lidderdalei
Bhutanitis lidderdalei

Bhutan Glory, perhaps the world's most iconic butterfly. Typically seen floating above the canopy but at Eaglenest we found them on the ground taking minerals from the trackside, 27 - 31 August.

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a close-up of the dazzling hindwing ocelli and tails

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Lamproptera curius
Lamproptera curius

White Dragontail, easily mistaken for a dragonfly in flight, seen here just to the north of Bhalukpong

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Lamproptera curius
Lamproptera curius

White Dragontail, Pakke

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Lamproptera curius
Lamproptera curius

White Dragontails, Pakke

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Graphium cloanthus
Graphium cloanthus

Glassy Bluebottles, Ziro

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Graphium cloanthus
Graphium cloanthus

Glassy Bluebottle, Ziro

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Graphium sarpedon
Graphium sarpedon

Common Bluebottle, Pakke

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Graphium sarpedon
Graphium sarpedon

Common Bluebottle, Pakke

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Graphium doson
Graphium doson

Common Jay, Pakke

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Graphium eurypylus
Graphium eurypylus

Great Jay, Pakke

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Graphium chironides
Graphium chironides

Veined Jay, Ziro

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Graphium antiphates
Graphium antiphates

Fivebar Swordtail, Pakke

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Papilio helenus
Papilio helenus

Red Helen, Pakke

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Papilio nephelus
Papilio nephelus

Yellow Helen, nectaring in the garden at Bhalukpong Tourism Complex, 25 August

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Papilio memnon
Papilio memnon

Great Mormon, Bhalukpong Tourism Complex

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Papilio paris
Papilio paris

Paris Peacock, a short way past Sessa towards Bhalukpong, 31 August

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Atrophaneura polyeuctes
Atrophaneura polyeuctes

Common Windmill, Ziro, pleasingly settled and not rapidly vibrating its wings like most of its fellow family members do!

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Atrophaneura polyeuctes
Atrophaneura polyeuctes

Common Windmill, Ziro

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Atrophaneura varuna
Atrophaneura varuna

Common Batwing at the entrance to Pakke Tiger Reserve

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Atrophaneura aristolochiae
Atrophaneura aristolochiae

Common Rose, Bhalukpong Tourism Complex, rapidly vibrating its wings as it fed

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Troides helena
Troides helena

Common Birdwing, Bhalukpong Tourism Complex

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Troides helena
Troides helena

Common Birdwing, Bhalukpong Tourism Complex, apparently missing its forewings, but simply a fluke shot as it vibrated very rapidly

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Eurema andersoni
Eurema andersoni

One-spot Grass Yellow, near Sessa

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Eurema blanda
Eurema blanda

Three-spot Grass Yellow, Jaypore Rainforest

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Eurema hecabe
Eurema hecabe

Common Grass Yellow, Jaypore

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Gandaca harina
Gandaca harina

Tree Yellow, Pakke

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Dercas verhuelli
Dercas verhuelli

Tailed Sulphur, Jaypore Rainforest, Assam, perfectly camouflaged amongst the leaves

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Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip, Pakke

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Appias lyncida
Appias lyncida

Chocolate Albatross, Pakke

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Appias indra
Appias indra

Plain Puffin, Ziro

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Appias lalage
Appias lalage

Spot Puffin, Ziro

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Appias lalage
Appias lalage

Spot Puffin, Ziro

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Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, Eaglenest

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Pieris canidia
Pieris canidia

Indian Cabbage White, male, Eaglenest

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Pieris canidia
Pieris canidia

Indian Cabbage White, female, Eaglenest

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Pieris canidia
Pieris canidia

Indian Cabbage White, near Sessa

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Cepora nadina
Cepora nadina

Lesser Gull, Pakke

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Delias belladonna
Delias belladonna

Hill Jezebel, Ziro, a species extremely sensitive to the slightest movement

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Delias pasithoe
Delias pasithoe

Red-base Jezebel, Jaypore Rainforest

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