Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
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Papilionidae | Pieridae | Lycaenidae | Riodinidae | Nymphalidae | Hesperiidae

Pieridae: Pierinae & Coliadinae

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.


Colotis amata

Hebomoia glaucippe

Hebomoia glaucippe

Ixias marianne

Ixias pyrene

Ixias pyrene

Cepora nadina

Cepora nadina

Cepora nerissa

Prioneris thestylis

Delias eucharis

Belenois aurota

Appias lyncida

Appias lyncida

Appias paulina

Appias lalage

Appias lalage

Appias olferna

Pieris canidia

Pieris brassicae

Appias olferna

Pontia daplidice

Pareronia hippia

Leptosia nina




Catopsilia pomona

Catopsilia pomona

Catopsilia pomona

Catopsilia pyranthe

Eurema andersoni

Eurema hecabe

Colias erate

Colias fieldii

Gandaca harina



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