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Butterflies


A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Butterflies comprise the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). All the many other families within the Lepidoptera are referred to as moths.Butterflies exhibit polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism.Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.

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Sl No Image Common Name Scientific Name
       
Blue Mormon  Papilio polymnestor 
       
Common or Oriental Lemon Emigrant  Catopsilia pomona 
       
Malabar Banded Swallowtail   Papilio liomedon 
       
Red Pierrot  Talicada nyseus 
       
Southern Birdwing  Troides minos 
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