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.

a close-up of the dazzling hindwing ocelli and tails

Lamproptera curius
Lamproptera curius

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

Lamproptera curius
Lamproptera curius

White Dragontail, Pakke

Lamproptera curius
Lamproptera curius

White Dragontails, Pakke

Graphium cloanthus
Graphium cloanthus

Glassy Bluebottles, Ziro

Graphium cloanthus
Graphium cloanthus

Glassy Bluebottle, Ziro

Graphium sarpedon
Graphium sarpedon

Common Bluebottle, Pakke

Graphium sarpedon
Graphium sarpedon

Common Bluebottle, Pakke

Graphium doson
Graphium doson

Common Jay, Pakke

Graphium eurypylus
Graphium eurypylus

Great Jay, Pakke

Graphium chironides
Graphium chironides

Veined Jay, Ziro

Graphium antiphates
Graphium antiphates

Fivebar Swordtail, Pakke

Papilio helenus
Papilio helenus

Red Helen, Pakke

Papilio nephelus
Papilio nephelus

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

Papilio memnon
Papilio memnon

Great Mormon, Bhalukpong Tourism Complex

Papilio paris
Papilio paris

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

Atrophaneura polyeuctes
Atrophaneura polyeuctes

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

Atrophaneura polyeuctes
Atrophaneura polyeuctes

Common Windmill, Ziro

Atrophaneura varuna
Atrophaneura varuna

Common Batwing at the entrance to Pakke Tiger Reserve

Atrophaneura aristolochiae
Atrophaneura aristolochiae

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

Troides helena
Troides helena

Common Birdwing, Bhalukpong Tourism Complex

Troides helena
Troides helena

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

Eurema andersoni
Eurema andersoni

One-spot Grass Yellow, near Sessa

Eurema blanda
Eurema blanda

Three-spot Grass Yellow, Jaypore Rainforest

Eurema hecabe
Eurema hecabe

Common Grass Yellow, Jaypore

Gandaca harina
Gandaca harina

Tree Yellow, Pakke

Dercas verhuelli
Dercas verhuelli

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

Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip, Pakke

Appias lyncida
Appias lyncida

Chocolate Albatross, Pakke

Appias indra
Appias indra

Plain Puffin, Ziro

Appias lalage
Appias lalage

Spot Puffin, Ziro

Appias lalage
Appias lalage

Spot Puffin, Ziro

Pieris napi
Pieris napi

Green-veined White, Eaglenest

Pieris canidia
Pieris canidia

Indian Cabbage White, male, Eaglenest

Pieris canidia
Pieris canidia

Indian Cabbage White, female, Eaglenest

Pieris canidia
Pieris canidia

Indian Cabbage White, near Sessa

Cepora nadina
Cepora nadina

Lesser Gull, Pakke

Delias belladonna
Delias belladonna

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

Delias pasithoe
Delias pasithoe

Red-base Jezebel, Jaypore Rainforest