Welcome to the Butterflies of India website!

This is an online peer-reviewed resource, a citizen science platform, where ordinary citizens as well as working scientists participate in gathering scientific data and building this free, authoritative resource on Indian butterflies. It is designed to: (a) disseminate comprehensive information on the biology of Indian butterflies, (b) encourage study of their natural history and ecology, (c) gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and (d) spread awareness about their conservation.

With over 125,000 reference images, this is the largest library of meticulously curated images of butterflies of the Indian Region. The data help map the detailed distribution and seasonal occurrence of species, but the images also capture morphological variation, nectar plants, larval host plants, predators and parasitoids, etc., making it a critical resource on the biology of butterflies for amateur butterfly-watchers and professional biologists alike.

Don't miss our sister websites under the umbrella of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project, listed below!

Website by the numbers

  • 1111

    No. of Species Pages

  • 100832

    No. of Observations

  • 127147

    No. of Images

  • 6029

    No. of Contributors

  • 431

    No. of Checklists

  • 219

    No. of 30-min Counts

  • 5

    No. of Local Projects

  • 998

    No. of Larval Host Plants

  • 30

    No. of Nectar Plants

  • 2

    No. of Identification Keys

  • 174563

    No. of website visits

  • 12

    No. of unique visitors

  • Observation Density Map (Latest 5,000 observations)

    Highlighted Contributions

    Species Name

    Lebadea marthaKnight

    Contributor

    1 Posts

    Date

    July 21, 2022

    Contributor Of The Month

    No. of Observation: 88 Post
    Contributor Name: Raju Kasambe
    Date: 2022-10

    Contributor of the Year

    No. of Observation: 12507 Post
    Contributor Name: admin
    Year: 2021

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