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Papilionidae | Pieridae | Lycaenidae | Riodinidae | Nymphalidae | Hesperiidae

Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae, Theclinae, Polyommatinae, Curetinae, Miletinae

Click on the links above or use the thumbnails below to access full size images and detailed articles about the lifecycle, habitats and biology of each species. Alternatively browse using the scientific names via the Oriental region Species Index.

Lycaeninae

Heliophorus brahma

Heliophorus brahma

Heliophorus epicles

 

Theclinae

 

Ticherra acte

Cheritra freja

Zeltus amasa

Spindasis syama

Spindasis lohita

Catapaecilma major

Rapala manea

Loxura atymnus

Loxura atymnus

Hypolycaena erylus

Chliaria othona

Sinthusa chandrana

Surendra quercetorum

Arhopala centaurus

Arhopala atrax

 

Polyommatinae

 

Catochrysops strabo

Catochrysops strabo

Catochrysops strabo

Tarucus callinara

Tarucus callinara

Lampides boeticus

Caleta elna

Caleta roxus

Castalius rosimon

Jamides celeno

Jamides alecto

Prosotas dubiosa

Chilades parrhasius

Chilades lajus

Anthene emolus

Udara dilecta

Neopithecops zalmora

Acytolepis puspa

 Zizeeria karsandra

Pseudozizeeria maha

Zizina otis

Everes lacturnus

Talicada nyseus

Azanus jesous

 

Curetinae

 

Curetis dentata

Curetis dentata

Curetis bulis

 

Miletinae

 

 

Spalgis epius

 

 

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