A systematic catalogue of Indian butterflies is being made available under the "Classification and checklist of Indian butterflies" page. Presently, only a proportion of these taxa have their own pages, which we call "species pages". The main goal of species pages is to compile all the natural history information that is known about Indian butterflies, and to present it online for free to anyone interested. This will include information on identification, distribution, status, habitat, habits, early stages (eggs, caterpillars and pupae), larval host plants, nectar plants and so on. A major component of species pages is a constantly growing collection of reference photographs of Indian butterflies. These photographs depict butterflies in nature, illustrating wing pattern variation across seasons, sex and individuals. Eventually, we will also add photographs of museum specimens, which will show all diagnostic traits of the species.
Two ways to reach species pages: We are improving ways to search and reach species pages. Currently, the easiest way to reach a species page is to click through taxonomic rankings given in the "Species Tree" in the left column. This way you can also see related taxonomic categories that you may want to explore. If you know the name of the species that you are looking for but not its taxonomic placement, search for the species page by entering the species name in the "Search" box to the left.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
. . 2017. Species Pages. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.34. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.