Butterflies of India website is a vast project that draws upon the expertise of a large number of butterfly systematists, taxonomists, biologists and experienced naturalists, and upon the generous contributions from butterfly-watchers and photographers. As a result, this website is truly a consortium of scientists, whether they are professional, amateur or citizen. The team members are:


CHIEF EDITORS: Krushnamegh Kunte, Sanjay Sondhi, Purnendu Roy



Natural History and Biology, including early stages and larval host plants: Hemant Ogale, Rohan Lovalekar, Paresh Churi, Nitin Kawthankar, Krushnamegh Kunte. Former members: Tarun Karmakar, Pranav Gokhale, Nitin R.

Systematics, Taxonomy, and Nomenclature (including common names): Krushnamegh Kunte, Sanjay Sondhi. Former members: Purnendu Roy.

Content Development, Image Reviews, Website Operations, etc: Krushnamegh Kunte, Sanjay Sondhi, Fahim Khan, Rohit Girotra, Ashok Sengupta. Former members Nitin R.

Mobile App Development and Content: Vasudeesha Bhat, Fahim Khan, Rajat Joshi, Savita Bharti, Swathi H. A., Krushnamegh Kunte.

Policy, Outreach, and Collaborations: Sanjay Sondhi, Krushnamegh Kunte, Ullasa Kodandaramaiah.

Website Development and Management: Krushnamegh Kunte, Sanjay Sondhi, Rajesh R., Prasanta Baruah. Former members: Purnendu Roy.


REVIEWERS: content reviewers, including for images, listed not in any particular order:

Fahim Khan Rohan Lovalekar Hemant Ogale Dattaprasad Sawant Paresh Churi
Sanjay Sondhi Ashok Sengupta Vikas Madhav Nagarajan Swathi H. A. Abhay Soman
Tarun Karmakar Pranav Gokhale Arjan Basu Roy Rudraprasad Das Tushar Bhagwat
G. S. Girish Kumar Purnendu Roy Krushnamegh Kunte Atanu Bose Deepak Naik
Rajat Joshi Nitin R.      


This is an expanding list, so please let us know if you want to volunteer to develop this website, or want to nominate someone to be an editor or a reviewer.

Image contributors are mentioned on the images themselves, and they will be listed on a separate page, with links to their contributions, in due course.


Page citation

Kunte, K. 2024. ABOUT US: THE BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA TEAM . In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.