Thailand’s butterflies

Lacewing

The Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)

The diversity of butterfly species in Thailand is astounding. There is no need to travel to a National Park in order to see some striking individuals. I photographed over a dozen of species in a single afternoon in front of my house in rural Kanchanaburi.

Lacewing

The Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)

Lime butterfly

Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus)

Lime butterfly

Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus)

Tailed Green Jay

The Green Dragontail (Graphium arycles sphinx)

Common Jay

Common Jay

The great eggfly

The Great eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

Peacock pansy

Peacock pansy (Junonia almanac)

Peacock pansy

Peacock pansy (Junonia almanac)

Lemon pansy

Lemon pansy (Junonia lemonias lemonias)

Lime blue

The Lime blue (Chilades lajus)

On especially hot days the butterflies flock to any available water sources, often congregating in large numbers.

Common naab

Common naab

Common Helen

Common Helen

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Intermediate-maplet

Peacock

Peacock

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Indian Cupid (Everes lacturnus lacturnus)

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Peablue (Lampides boeticus)

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Hedge Cupid (Brothrinia chennelli celastroides)

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Lycaenidae spp

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Common Fourring (Ypthima huebneri)

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The Great Crow

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The Great Orange tip (Hebomoia glaucippe glaucippe)

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Yellow immigrant

Yellow immigrant

Butterflies sipping water from a drying puddle

Butterflies sipping water from a drying puddle

 

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