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List (Tentative) of Butterflies of Chandigarh (UT), India

Compiled by Dr A P Singh
SGGS College, Sector-26, Chandigarh apsingh_60@yahoo.co.in

S. No. Scientific Name Common Name I. Family Pieridae 1 Appias albino (Boisduval) Common Albatross 2 Belenois aurota (Fabricius) Pioneer Caper White 3 Catopsilia pomona Fabricius Common Emigrant 4 Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus) Mottled Emigrant 5 Cepora nerissa Fabricius Common Gull 6 Colotis danae (Fabricius) Crimson Tip 7 Colotis etrida (Boisduval) Small Orange Tip 8 Delias eucharis (Drury) Common Jezebel 9 Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus) Common Grass Yellow 10 Hebomoia glaucippe (Linnaeus) Great Orange Tip 11 Ixias pyrene Linnaeus Yellow Orange Tip 12 Ixias marianne (Cramer) White Orange Tip 13 Pareronia valeria (Cramer) Common Wanderer II. Family Papilionidae 14 Atrophaneura (Pachliopta) hector (Linnaeus) Crimson Rose 15 Graphium doson Felder Common Jay 16 Graphium sarpedon (Linnaeus) Common Blue Bottle 17 Papilio clytia Linnaeus Common Mime 18 Papilio crino Fabricius Common Branded Peacock 19 Papilio demoleus Linnaeus Lime Butterfly 20 Papilio polytes Linnaeus Common Mormon III. Family Nymphalidae 21 Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus) Angled Castor 22 Athyma perius (Linnaeus) Common Sergeant 23 Charaxes solon (Fabricius) Black Rajah 24 Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus) Plain Tiger 25 Danausplexippus (Linnaeus) The Common Tiger 26 Elymnias hypermnestra (Linnaeus) Common Palmfly 27 Euploea core (Cramer) Common Indian Crow 28 Euploea sylvester (Fabricius) Double Branded Crow 29 Euthalia aconthea (Hewitson) Common Baron 30 Euthalia nais(Forster) Baronet 31 Hypolimnas misippus ( Linnaeus ) Danaid Eggfly 32 Junonia iphita (Cramer) Chocolate Pansy 33 Junonia lemonias (Linnaeus) Lemon Pansy 34 Junonia orithya (Linnaeus) Blue Pansy 35 Melanitis leda (Linnaeus) Common Evening Brown 36 Moduza (=Limenitis) procris (Cramer) Commander 37 Neptis hylas (Linnaeus) Common Sailor 38 Phalanta phalantha (Drury) Common Leopard 39 Polyura athamas (Drury) Common Nawab 40 Tirumala septentrionis (Butler) Dark Blue Tiger IV. Family Lycaenidae 41 Acytolepis puspa (Horsfield) Common Hedge Blue 42 Castalius rosimon (Fabricius) Common Pierrot 43 Chilades pandava (Horsfield) Plains Cupid 44 Cigaritis vulcanus (Fabricius) Common Silverline 45 Jamides bochus Stoll Dark Cerulean 46 Jamides celeno (Cramer) Common Cerulean 47 Rathinda amor (Fabricius) Monkey Puzzle 48 Spalgis epius (Westwood) Apefly 49 Zizeeria knysna (Trimen) Dark Grass Blue V. Family Hesperiidae 50 Ampitta dioscorides (Fabricius) Bush Hopper 51 Badamia exclamationis (Fabricius) Brown Awl 52 Hasora chromus (Cramer) Common Banded Awl 53 Lambrix salsala (Moore) Chestnut Bob 54 Matapa aria (Moore) Common Red Eye Danaidae and Satyridae are considered under Nymphalidae