Butterflies of India & South Asia – Special Exhibition

September 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Discover thousands of freely flying butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory, including a special exhibition of Butterflies of India & South Asia. See them flying for a limited time: September 25th, 2017 through to January 7th, 2018. Butterflies to look for include the Lime Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus), the Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia), the Malay Cruiser (Vindula dejone), and many more. This special exhibition of free flying Indian and South Asian butterflies is in conjuntion with Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum, on display in the galleries.

Guide to Butterflies of India & South Asia

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    Lexias dirtea

    Autumn Leaf

    Doleschallia bisaltide (dorsal)

    Blue Clipper

    Parthenos sylvia

    Blue Glassy Tiger

    Ideopsis (Danaus) vulgaris

    Chocolate Albatross

    Appias lyncida

    Common Mormon

    Papilio polytes (female)

    Common Rose

    Pachliopta artistolochiae

    Common Sailor

    Neptis hylas

    Common Sergeant

    Athyma perius

    Dark Blue Tiger

    Tirumala septentrionis

    Great Mormon

    Papilio memnon

    Leopard Lacewing

    Cethosia cyane

    Lime Swallowtail

    Papilio demoleus

    Malay Cruiser

    Vindula dejone

    Mottled Emigrant

    Catopsilia pyranthe

    Orange Migrant

    Catopsilia scylla


    Junonia sp.

    Red Lacewing

    Cethosia biblis (ventral)

    Rice Paper

    Idea leuconoe

    Tailed Jay

    Graphium agamemnon