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Pieridae

Eurema blanda silhetana – Sylhet Three-spot Grass Yellow

Papilionidae

Papilio paris paris – Chinese Paris Peacock

Wingspan 90-140 mm

Lycaenidae

Jamides alecto eurysaces – Himalayan Metallic Cerulean

Wingspan. 30-35 mm

Papilionidae

Papilio polymnestor polymnestor – Indian Blue Mormon

Unidentified leaf-beetle

Lycaenidae

Everes lacturnus syntala – Dakhan Cupid

wingspan: 22-28 mm.

Papilionidae

Papilio paris paris – Chinese Paris Peacock

Wingspan 90-140 mm

Lycaenidae

Freyeria putli – Oriental Grass Jewel

Wing span 15-16 mm

Smallest butterfly in Indian region

Also called Eastern Grass Jewel

 

Papilionidae

Graphium sarpedon sarpedon – Oriental Common Bluebottle

Papilionidae

Graphium agamemnon menides – Dakhan Tailed Jay

Lycaenidae

Jamides celeno celeno – Oriental Common Cerulean

Laying eggs

Papilionidae

Papilio crino – Common Banded Peacock

Wingspan 80-100 mm

 

The butterfly is solitary and a fast flyer. It flies high above and forages on the trees (e.g., Creeper blooms on Bamboo). However, occasionally it is attracted to bright flowers of plants on the ground as well (e.g., dwarf red Ixora). It flutters in a hurry while sipping nectar.

 

It is distinguished due to its colour which is shiny fluorescent blue or green depending on the angle of observation. The magnificent colours are due to scales in interior of its wings. Also there are spots in the bottom of its hind wings similar to eye spots. The exterior of wings is brownish-black with patterns similar to eye-spots. Perhaps the only protection for this species is self-mimicry through the eye-spots as regards to its morphology, considering its bright peacock colours and its fast flight. --------Wiki

Papilionidae

Lamproptera curius curius – Thai White Dragontail.

Papilionidae

Papilio demoleus demoleus – Northern Lime Swallowtail

Wing span 80-100 mm

 

Lycaenidae

Leptotes plinius plinius – Asian Zebra Blue

Wing span: 22-30 mm

Papilionidae

Graphium cloanthus cloanthus – Himalayan Glassy Bluebottle

Papilionidae

Graphium antiphates naira – Sahyadri Five-bar Swordtail

Papilionidae

Graphium agamemnon agamemnon – Oriental Tailed Jay

Papilionidae

Papilio paris paris – Chinese Paris Peacock

Wingspan 90-140 mm

Papilionidae

Indian Spot Swordtail (Graphium nomius nomius)

Lycaenidae

Zeltus amasa amasa – Indian Fluffy Tit

Lycaenidae

Caleta decidia – Angled Pierrot

 

Lycaenidae

Tarucus nara – Striped Pierrot

Lycaenidae

Curetis thetis – Indian Sunbeam

 

I sighted this species in this area after long time, but this specimen attacked by many predators, however it survived.

Lycaenidae

Leptotes plinius plinius – Asian Zebra Blue

Wing span: 22-30 mm

Austrosciapus connexus

 

These are Diptera: Dolichopodidae., these are long legged flies. This is a large family of flies, and species vary in their appearance and biology. In general, adult flies are medium to small, slender flies with green, blue or copper metallic colored bodies and long legs. Their wings are clear or marked with darker areas towards the wing tips.

Papilionidae

Papilio alcmenor alcmenor – Khasi Redbreast

Lycaenidae

Leptotes plinius plinius – Asian Zebra Blue

Wing span: 22-30 mm

Chilades lajus lajus – Indian Lime Blue

26 - 30 mm

Lycaenidae

Azanus ubaldus – Bright Babul Blue

Glenea (Accolona) astathiformis

Thanks to Dr.Francesco Vital & Dr. Hemant Ghate for ID'ing this beetle.

Papilionidae

Papilio alcmenor alcmenor – Khasi Redbreast

Nymphalidae

Kallima inachus inachus – Himalayan Orange Oakleaf

Papilionidae

Graphium agamemnon agamemnon – Oriental Tailed Jay

Soldier fly.

 

Ptecticus sp ?

Lycaenidae

Castalius rosimon rosimon – Continental Common Pierro

Papilionidae

Pachliopta hector – Crimson Rose

Papilionidae

Papilio nephelus chaon – Assam Yellow Helen

A robber fly makes a meal of a small crane fly.

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