Butterflies and Moths
Altogether 148 species of butterflies have been noted and recorded from the region. These include 14 endemics and 12 rare, protected under various schedules of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Rare, endemic and endangered species from the areas include Malabar banded swallow tail (Papilio liomedon), Malabar rose (Pachliopta pandiyana), Paris peacock (Papilio paris), Budhha peacock (Papilio buddha), Malabar raven (Papilio dravidarum), Painted sawtooth (Prioneris sita), Small leopard (Phalanta alcippe), Suastus gremiu s, Indian Palm Bob Malabar tree nymph (Idea malabarica ).
Butterflies in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Troides minos , Southern Birdwing
Pachliopta pandiyana , Malabar Rose
P. aristolochiae,Common Rose
P. hector , Crimson Rose
Graphium sarpedon, Common Blue Bottle
G. doson, Common Jay
G. Agamemnon, Tailed Jay
G. antiphates, Five Bar Swordtail
Papilio clytia, Common Mime
P. demoleus, Lime Butterfly
P. liomedon, Malabar Banded Swallowtail
P. dravidarum, Malabar Raven
P. helenus, Red Helen
P. polytes, Common Mormon
P. polymnestor , Blue Mormon
P. paris, Paris Peacock
P. Buddha, Buddha Peacock
Catopsilia pomona , Lemon Emigrant/C.Emigrant
C. pyranthe, Mottled Emigrant
Eurema brigitta, Small Yellow
E. laeta,Spotless Grass Yellow
E. hecabe ,Common Grass Yellow
E. blanda, Three-spot Grass Yellow
Delias eucharis, Common Jezebel
Leptosia nina , Psyche
Prioneris sita , Painted Sawtooth
Cepora nerissa , Common Gull
C. nadina , Lesser Gull
Appias indra , Plain puffin
a. lyncida ,Chocolate Albatross
albino, Common Albatross
Ixias pyrene, Yellow Orange Tip
Parenonia valeria , Common Wanderer
Hebomoia glaucippe, Giant Orange Tip
Melanitis leda, Common Evening Brown
Elymnias hypermnestra, Common Palmfly
Lethe europa , Bamboo Treebrown
Mycalesis anaxias, White Bar Bushbrown
M. perseus , Common Bushbrown
M. patina , Glad Eye Bushbrown
Orsotrioena medus , Nigger
Zipoetis saitis , Tamil Cat's Eye
Ypthima huebneri , Common Fourring
Polyura athamas , Common Nawab
Charaxes bernardus , Tawny Rajah
Acraea violae , Tawny Coster
Vindula erota , Cruiser
Cupha erymanthis, Southern Rustic
Phalanta phalanta, Leopard Butterfly
P. alicippe , Small Leopard
Cirrochora thais , Tamil Yeoman
Neptis jumbah , Chestnut streaked Sailer
Neptis hylas, Common Sailer
N. columella, Short Banded Sailer
Pantoporia hordonia, Common Lascar
Athyma ranga , Black Vein Sergeant
a. perius , Common Sergeant
Limenitis procris, The Commander
Parthenos Sylvia, Clipper
Tanaecia lepidea, Grey Count
Euthalia aconthea, Common Baron
E. lubentina, Gaudy Baron
Dophla evelina, Red Spot Duke
Byblia ilithyia, Joker
Ariadne ariadne, Angled Castor
a. merione , Common Castor
Libythea lepita, Common Beak
J. lemonias , Lemon Pansy
J. almanac, Peacock Pansy
J. atlites, Grey Pansy
J. iphita , Chocolate Pansy
Cynthia cardui, Painted Lady
Kaniska canace, Blue Admiral
Hypolimnas bolina, Great Eggfly
H. misippus , Danaid Eggfly
Kallima horsfieldi , South Indian Blue Oak Leaf
Cyrestis thyodamas, Common Map
Parantica aglea, Glassy Blue Tiger
Tirumala limniace, Blue Tiger
T. septentrionis , Dark Blue Tiger
Danaus chrysippus , Plain or Common Tiger
D. genutia , Striped Tiger
Euploea core , Common Crow
E. Sylvester , Double-branded Crow
Idea malabarica , Malabar Tree Nymph
Abisara echerius , Plum Judy
Castalius rosimon, Common Pierrot
Caleta caleta , Angled Pierrot
Discolampa ethion, Banded Blue Pierrot
Tarucus ananda , Dark Pierot
Actolepis puspa, Common Hedge Blue
Neopithecops zalmora , Quaker
Magisba Malaya , Malayan
Pseudozizeeria maha , Pale Grass Blue
Zizeeria karsandra , Dark Grass Blue
Zizina otis , Lesser Grass Blue
Zizula hylax , Tiny Grass Blue
Z. pandava , Plains Cupid
Freyeria trochylus , Grass Jewel
Euchrysops cnejus, Gram Blue
Catochrysops Strabo, Forget-me –Not
Lampides boeticus, Pea Blue
Jamides bochus, Dark Cerulean
Jamides celeno, Common Cerulean
Jamides alecto, Metallic Cerulean
Prosotas nora, Common Line Blue
Talicada nyseus, Red Pierrot
Arhopala pseudocentaurus, Western Centaur OakBlue
Thaduka multicaudata, Many-tailed Oakblue
Spindasis vulcanus, Common Silverline
S. lohita,Long-banded Silverline
Loxura atymnus, Yamfly
Cheritra freja, Common Imperial
Rathinda amor, Monkey Puzzle
Zesius chrysomallus, Red Spot
Tajuria cippus, Peacock Royal
Zeltus amasa, Fluffy Tit
Bindahara phocides, Plane
Rapala airbus, Indian Red Flash
Rapala manea, Slate Flash
Curetis thetis, Indian Sunbeam
Hasora chromus, Common Banded Awl
H. taminatus, White Banded Awl
H. vita, Plain Banded Awl
Badamia exclamationis, Brown Awl
Celaenorrhinus leucocera, Common Spotted Flat
Tagiades japetus, Common Snow Flat
T. gana, Suffused Snow Flat
T. litigiosa, Water Snow Flat
Psedocoladenia dan, Fulvous Pied Flat
Sarangesa dasahara, Common Small Flat
S. purendra, Spotted Small Flat
Iambrix salsala, Chestnut Bob
Psolos fuligo, Coon
N.curvifascia, Restricted Demon
Udaspus folus, Grass Demon
Baracus vittatus , Hedge Hopper
Gangara thyrsis , Giant Redeye
Matapa aria , Common Redeye
Taractrocera maevius , Common Grass Dart
T. ancilla ,Dark Palm Dart
P. mathias , Small Branded Swift