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Welcome to Butterflies of India—an online peer-reviewed resource devoted to Indian butterflies. India is one of the 17 "megadiverse" countries of the world. It is host to approx. 1,400 species of butterflies—a spectacular number—with many endemics in the Indian Region. This makes India an especially important region for butterfly diversity and conservation.

This website is a sister of the Moths of India, Cicadas of India, Odonata of India, Reptiles of India, Amphibians of India and Birds of India websites, under the umbrella of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project. Similar to those websites, it is designed to disseminate comprehensive information on various aspects of the biology of Indian butterflies, encourage their observation to study their natural history and ecology, gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and spread awareness about their conservation. It is developed by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies ("IFoundButterflies"), an organization of butterfly biologists and butterfly-watchers, who work towards research and conservation of Indian butterflies. Butterflies of India is a model of "citizen science", where ordinary citizens participate in gathering scientific data and building this free resource on Indian butterflies. So get involved! You can contribute butterfly pictures or spot records, write species pages, contribute other articles, or just spread the word.

Cite this website along with its URL as:

Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors) 2020. Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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