Butterflies of India website is a vast project that draws upon the expertise of a large number of butterfly biologists, naturalists and advanced butterfly-watchers, 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 current team members are:


CHIEF EDITORS: Krushnamegh Kunte, Sanjay Sondhi, Purnendu Roy



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

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

Content Development, Image Reviews, Website Operations, etc: Rohan Lovalekar, Rohit Girotra, Ashok Sengupta, Nitin R., Pranav Gokhale

Policy, Outreach, and Collaborations: Krushnamegh Kunte, Vijay Barve, Purnendu Roy, Sanjay Sondhi, Ullasa Kodandaramaiah, S. Karthikeyan.

Website Development and Management: Purnendu Roy and Krushnamegh Kunte


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 Nitin R. 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 Ishwar Maanay Vikas Madhav Nagarajan    


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. 2022. ABOUT US: THE BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA TEAM . In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.