butterflies of Thailand - Malay lacewing
Malay Lacewing

Butterflies of Thailand

Butterflies of Thailand - Lacewing
The Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)

The diversity of butterflies of 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. 

Butterflies of Thailand - Lacewing
The Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)
Butterflies of Thailand - Lime butterfly
Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus)
Butterflies of Thailand - Lime butterfly
Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus)
Butterflies of Thailand - Green Dragontail
The Green Dragontail (Graphium arycles sphinx)
Butterflies of Thailand - Common Jay
Common Jay
Butterflies of Thailand - The great eggfly
The Great eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)
Butterflies of Thailand - Peacock pansy
Peacock pansy (Junonia almanac)
Butterflies of Thailand - Peacock pansy
Peacock pansy (Junonia almanac)
Butterflies of Thailand - Lemon pansy
Lemon pansy (Junonia lemonias lemonias)
Butterflies of Thailand - Lime blue
The Lime blue (Chilades lajus)

On especially hot days the butterflies flock to any available water sources, often congregating in large numbers. A dripping tap of the garden house starts looking like a site of Monarch migration in Mexico by midday. 

Butterflies of Thailand - Common naab
Common Naab
Butterflies of Thailand - Common Helen
Common Helen
Butterflies of Thailand - Intermediate maplet
Intermediate maplet
Butterflies of Thailand - Peacock
Peacock
Butterflies of Thailand - Indian cupid
Indian Cupid (Everes lacturnus lacturnus)
Butterflies of Thailand - Peablue
Peablue (Lampides boeticus)
Butterflies of Thailand - Hedge cupid
Hedge Cupid (Brothrinia chennelli celastroides)
Butterflies of Thailand - Lycaenidae
Lycaenidae spp
Butterflies of Thailand - Common Fourring
Common Fourring (Ypthima huebneri)
Butterflies of Thailand - The Great crow
The Great Crow
Butterflies of Thailand - The Great orange tip
The Great Orange tip (Hebomoia glaucippe glaucippe)

Butterflies of Thailand

Butterflies of Thailand - Yellow immigrant
Yellow immigrant
Butterflies of Thailand - Butterflies sipping water from a drying puddle
Butterflies sipping water from a drying puddle

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