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Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Butterflies and moths from around the world
Asia including India

This page includes all the pictures of butterflies and moths photographed in Asia and shown on the original sightings page

Note: Photographs are accepted as being correctly identified by the named photographer or by a contributor to the website and Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation accepts no responsibility for misidentification. No details of distribution or status will be given.

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Atlas moth Cambodia 2010 - Tony Clancy

Atlas Moth
Otres Beach, Southern Cambodia in December 2009
© photo: Tony Clancy

It was the largest moth I have ever seen the size of a medium sized bird in wingspan, it was incredible to see it fly. It is obviously well worn but it was a marvellous sighting - Tony Clancy



Pygmy Grass Blue 2007 - Richard Bigg

Lime or Lemon Butterfly 2007 - Richard Bigg

Metallic Cerulean - Richard Bigg

Pygmy Grass Blue
Zizula Hylax Pygmea
Gita Bayu - Kuala Lumpur 2007
© photo: Richard Bigg
Lime or Lemon butterfly
Papilio Demoleusita
Gita Bayu - Kuala Lumpur 2007
© photo: Richard Bigg
Metallic Caerulean
Jamides Alecto
Gita Bayu - Kuala Lumpur 2007
© photo: Richard Bigg

Blue Triangle 2007 - Richard Bigg

Great Egg Fly 2007 - Richard Bigg

Unknown moth 2007 - Richard Bigg

Blue Triangle
Graphium Sarpedon
Frazer Hill - Kuala Lumpur 2007
© photo: Richard Bigg
Great Egg Fly
Hypolimnas Bolina
Gita Bayu - Kuala Lumpur 2007
© photo: Richard Bigg

?Asota caricae
Kuala Lumpur 2007
© photo: Richard Bigg

Attached are some photos I took Aug/Sept whilst visiting family in Kuala Lumpur. Most I have managed to ID (I think) but can anyone ID the moth/butterfly (I think a moth) ?? It was a day flying insect. The common names differ in different parts of Asia - Richard Bigg

7th October 2007 - The moth from Malaysia Richard Bigg has requested an id. on seems to be Asota caricae, a species that feeds on Ficus and Papaya/Paw paw trees where it can be a pest. I have come across this moth in India as well. The moth in the photo looks a bit tattered making it difficult to see any white spot present on either forewing - Bob Hazra (Thanks to Bob!)



Acraia violae 2006 - Richard Bigg

papilo demoleus malayanus

Tawny Coster
Acraia violae
Kuala Lumpur 2006
© photo: Richard Bigg

Papilio demoleus malayanus
Kuala Lumpur 2006
© photo: Richard Bigg

Papilio demolion 2006 - Richard Bigg

Tirumala septentrionalis 2006 - Richard Bigg

Banded Swallowtail
Papilio demolion
Kuala Lumpur 2006
© photo: Richard Bigg

Tirumala septentrionalis
Kuala Lumpur 2006
© photo: Richard Bigg




Unidentified Skipper Kho Samui, Thailand October 2005 - Tony Clancy

Unidentified  Kho Samui,  Thailand October 2005 - Tony Clancy

Unidentified Skipper
October 2005
Kho Samui, Thailand
© photo: Tony Clancy

Blue Tiger
October 2005
Kho Samui, Thailand
© photo: Tony Clancy
Thanks to Bob Hasra for identification




unknown Indian butterfly

unknown Indian butterfly

unknown Indian butterfly

Unknown Indian butterfly
taken in Rajasthan April 2005
© photo: Steve Lane

Unknown Indian butterfly
taken in Rajasthan April 2005
© photo: Steve Lane

Unknown Indian butterfly
taken in Rajasthan April 2005
© photo: Steve Lane




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