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Butterfly

 

List of butterfly species present in Singapore

 

NO

SCIENTIFIC NAME

COMMON NAME

Family Papilionidae | Subfamily Papilioninae

1

Troides helena cerberus

Common Birdwing

2

Troides amphrysus ruficollis

Malayan Birdwing

3

Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris

Common Rose

4

Papilio clytia clytia

Common Mime

5

Papilio demoleus malayanus

Lime Butterfly

6

Papilio demolion demolion

Banded Swallowtail

7

Papilio helenus helenus

Red Helen

8

Papilio iswara iswara

Great Helen

9

Papilio memnon agenor

Great Mormon

10

Papilio polytes romulus

Common Mormon

11

Papilio prexaspes prexaspes

Blue Helen

12

Graphium sarpedon luctatius

Common Bluebottle

13

Graphium doson evemonides

Common Jay

14

Graphium evemon eventus

Lesser Jay

15

Graphium eurypylus mecisteus

Great Jay

16

Graphium bathycles bathycloides

Striped Jay

17

Graphium agamemnon agamemnon

Tailed Jay

18

Graphium antiphates itamputi

Fivebar Swordtail

Family Pieridae | Subfamily Pierinae

19

Delias pasithoe parthenope

Red Base Jezebel

20

Delias hyparete metarete

Painted Jezebel

21

Leptosia nina malayana

Psyche

22

Prioneris philonome themana

Redspot Sawtooth

23

Pieris canidia canidia

Cabbage White

24

Appias lyncida vasava

Chocolate Albatross

25

Appias libythea olferna

Striped Albatross

26

Appias paulina distanti

Lesser Albatross

27

Appias indra plana

Plain Puffin

28

Saletara panda distanti

Malaysian Albatross

29

Hebomoia glaucippe aturia

Great Orange Tip

30

Pareronia valeria lutescens

Wanderer

Family Pieridae | Subfamily Coliadinae

31

Catopsilia pomona pomona

Lemon Emigrant

32

Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe

Mottled Emigrant

33

Catopsilia scylla cornelia

Orange Emigrant

34

Eurema brigitta senna

No Brand Grass Yellow

35

Eurema hecabe contubernalis

Common Grass Yellow

36

Eurema simulatrix tecmessa

Forest Grass Yellow

37

Eurema blanda snelleni

Three Spot Grass Yellow

38

Eurema andersonii andersonii

Anderson's Grass Yellow

39

Eurema sari sodalis

Chocolate Grass Yellow

40

Gandaca harina distanti

Tree Yellow

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Danainae

41

Danaus chrysippus chrysippus

Plain Tiger

42

Danaus genutia genutia

Common Tiger

43

Danaus melanippus hegesippus

Black Veined Tiger

44

Parantica agleoides agleoides

Dark Glassy Tiger

45

Parantica aspasia aspasia

Yellow Glassy Tiger

46

Ideopsis vulgaris macrina

Blue Glassy Tiger

47

Ideopsis juventa sitah

Grey Glassy Tiger

48

Idea stolli logani

Common Tree Nymph

49

Idea leuconoe chersonesia

Mangrove Tree Nymph

50

Euploea crameri bremeri

Spotted Black Crow

51

Euploea camaralzeman malayica

Malayan Crow

52

Euploea eyndhovii gardineri

Striped Black Crow

53

Euploea mulciber mulciber

Striped Blue Crow

54

Euploea phaenareta castelnaui

King Crow

55

Euploea midamus singapura

Blue Spotted Crow

56

Euploea tulliolus ledereri

Dwarf Crow

57

Euploea radamanthus radamanthus

Magpie Crow

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Satyrinae

58

Elymnias panthera panthera

Tawny Palmfly

59

Elymnias hypermnestra agina

Common Palmfly

60

Elymnias penanga penanga

Pointed Palmfly

61

Faunis canens arcesilas

Common Faun

62

Amathusia phidippus phidippus

Palm King

63

Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus

Saturn

64

Thaumantis klugius lucipor

Dark Blue Jungle Glory

65

Discophora sondaica despoliata

Common Duffer

66

Orsotriaena medus cinerea

Dark Grass Brown

67

Mycalesis fusca fusca

Malayan Bush Brown

68

Mycalesis perseus cepheus

Dingy Bush Brown

69

Mycalesis perseoides perseoides

Burmese Bush Brown

70

Mycalesis mineus macromalayana

Dark Brand Bush Brown

71

Mycalesis visala phamis

Long Brand Bush Brown

72

Mycalesis orseis nautilus

Purple Bush Brown

73

Lethe europa malaya

Bamboo Tree Brown

74

Ypthima huebneri

Common Four-Ring

75

Ypthima fasciata torone

Malayan Six-Ring

76

Ypthima baldus newboldi

Common Five-Ring

77

Ypthima horsfieldii humei

Malayan Five-Ring

78

Ypthima pandocus corticaria

Common Three-Ring

79

Melanitis leda leda

Common Evening Brown

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Charaxinae

80

Polyura hebe plautus

Plain Nawab

81

Polyura schreiber tisamenus

Blue Nawab

82

Polyura moori moori

Malayan Nawab

83

Charaxes solon echo

Black Rajah

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Heliconiinae

84

Cethosia hypsea hypsina

Malay Lacewing

85

Cethosia methypsea methypsea

Plain Lacewing

86

Cethosia cyane

Leopard Lacewing

87

Acraea terpsicore

Tawny Coster

88

Vindula dejone erotella

Cruiser

89

Cirrochroa orissa orissa

Banded Yeoman

90

Cirrochroa emalea emalea

Malay Yeoman

91

Cirrochroa tyche rotundata

Common Yeoman

92

Terinos terpander robertsia

Royal Assyrian

93

Phalanta phalantha phalantha

Leopard

94

Vagrans sinha sinha

Vagrant

95

Cupha erymanthis lotis

Rustic

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Limenitidinae

96

Lebadea martha parkeri
Lebadea martha malayana

Knight
Knight

97

Moduza procris milonia

Commander

98

Pandita sinope sinope

Colonel

99

Athyma pravara helma

Lance Sergeant

100

Athyma asura idita

Studded Sergeant

101

Athyma kanwa kanwa

Dot-Dash Sergeant

102

Athyma reta moorei

Malay Staff Sergeant

103

Athyma nefte subrata

Colour Sergeant

104

Pantoporia hordonia hordonia

Common Lascar

105

Pantoporia paraka paraka

Perak Lascar

106

Lasippa heliodore dorelia

Burmese Lascar

107

Lasippa tiga siaka

Malayan Lascar

108

Neptis hylas papaja

Common Sailor

109

Neptis leucoporos cresina

Burmese Sailor

110

Neptis harita harita

Chocolate Sailor

111

Phaedyma columella singa

Short Banded Sailor

112

Euthalia merta merta

White Tipped Baron

113

Euthalia monina monina

Malay Baron

114

Euthalia aconthea gurda

Baron

115

Euthalia adonia pinwilli

Green Baron

116

Tanaecia pelea pelea

Malay Viscount

117

Tanaecia iapis puseda

Horsfield's Baron

118

Lexias pardalis dirteana

Archduke

119

Lexias dirtea merguia

Dark Archduke

120

Lexias canescens pardalina

Yellow Archduke

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Apaturinae

121

Eulaceura osteria kumana

Purple Duke

122

Euripus nyctelius euploeoides

Courtesan

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Biblidinae

123

Ariadne ariadne ariadne

Angled Castor

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Cyrestinae

124

Chersonesia peraka peraka

Little Maplet

Family Nymphalidae | Subfamily Nymphalinae

125

Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady

126

Vanessa indica indica

Indian Red Admiral

127

Symbrenthia hippoclus selangorana

Malayan Jester

128

Hypolimnas anomala anomala

Malayan Eggfly

129

Hypolimnas misippus misippus

Danaid Eggfly

130

Hypolimnas bolina bolina
Hypolimnas bolina jacintha

Great Eggfly
Jacintha Eggfly

131

Junonia hedonia ida

Chocolate Pansy

132

Junonia atlites atlites

Grey Pansy

133

Junonia almana javana

Peacock Pansy

134

Junonia orithya wallacei

Blue Pansy

135

Doleschallia bisaltide bisaltide
Doleschallia bisaltide pratipa

Autumn Leaf
Autumn Leaf

Family Riodinidae | Subfamily Riodinidae

136

Abisara geza niya

Spotted Judy

137

Abisara savitri savitri

Malay Tailed Judy

138

Abisara saturata kausambioides

Malayan Plum Lady

139

Laxita thuisto thuisto

Lesser Harlequin

140

Taxila haquinus haquinus

Harlequin

Family Lycaenidae | Subfamily Curetinae

141

Curetis santana malayica

Malayan Sunbeam

142

Curetis saronis sumatrana

Sumatran Sunbeam

Family Lycaenidae | Subfamily Poritiinae

143

Poritia philota philota

Malay Gem

144

Poritia sumatrae sumatrae

Sumatran Gem

Family Lycaenidae | Subfamily Miletinae

145

Liphyra brassolis abbreviata

Moth Butterfly

146

Allotinus unicolor unicolor

Lesser Darkwing

147

Logania marmorata damis

Pale Mottle

148

Spalgis epius epius

Apefly

149

Miletus biggsii biggsii

Biggs' Brownwing

150

Miletus symethus petronius

Blue Brownwing

151

Miletus gopara gopara

Family Lycaenidae | Subfamily Aphnaeinae

152

Spindasis syama terana

Club Silverline

153

Spindasis lohita senama

Long Banded Silverline

Family Lycaenidae | Subfamily Polyommatinae

154

Castalius rosimon rosimon

Common Pierrot

155

Caleta elna elvira

Elbowed Pierrot

156

Everes lacturnus rileyi

Indian Cupid

157

Neopithecops zalmora zalmora

Quaker

158

Megisba malaya sikkima

Malayan

159

Acytolepis puspa lambi

Common Hedge Blue

160

Zizina otis lampa

Lesser Grass Blue

161

Zizeeria maha serica

Pale Grass Blue

162

Zizula hylax pygmaea

Pygmy Grass Blue

163

Chilades pandava pandava

Cycad Blue

164

Euchrysops cnejus cnejus

Gram Blue

165

Catochrysops strabo strabo

Forget-Me-Not

166

Catochrysops panormus exiguus

Silver Forget-Me-Not

167

Lampides boeticus

Pea Blue

168

Jamides bochus nabonassar

Dark Caerulean

169

Jamides alecto ageladas

Metallic Caerulean

170

Jamides celeno aelianus

Common Caerulean

171

Jamides malaccanus malaccanus

Malaccan Caerulean

172

Jamides caeruleus caeruleus

Sky Blue

173

Jamides elpis pseudelpis

Glistening Caerulean

174

Nacaduba angusta kerriana

White Fourline Blue

175

Nacaduba sanaya elioti

Jewel Fourline Blue

176

Nacaduba pactolus odon

Large Fourline Blue

177

Nacaduba pavana singapura

Singapore Fourline Blue

178

Nacaduba beroe neon

Opaque Sixline Blue

179

Nacaduba berenice icena

Rounded Sixline Blue

180

Nacaduba kurava nemana

Transparent Sixline Blue

181

Nacaduba calauria malayica

Dark Malayan Sixline Blue

182

Nacaduba biocellata

Two Spotted Line Blue

183

Ionolyce helicon merguiana

Pointed Line Blue

184

Prosotas aluta nanda

Barred Line Blue

185

Prosotas nora superdates

Common Line Blue

186

Prosotas dubiosa lumpura

Tailless Line Blue

187

Prosotas lutea sivoka

Banded Line Blue

188

Catopyrops ancyra

Ancyra Blue

189

Petrelaea dana

Dingy Line Blue

190

Anthene emolus goberus

Ciliate Blue

191

Anthene lycaenina miya

Pointed Ciliate Blue

Family Lycaenidae | Subfamily Theclinae

192

Arhopala centaurus nakula

Centaur Oakblue

193

Arhopala myrzala lammas

Malayan Oakblue

194

Arhopala aedias agnis

Large Metallic Oakblue

195

Arhopala epimuta epiala

Common Disc Oakblue

196

Arhopala atosia malayana

Tailed Disc Oakblue

197

Arhopala amphimuta amphimuta

198

Arhopla major major

199

Arhopala muta maranda

Mutal Oakblue

200

Arhopala antimuta antimuta

Small Tailless Oakblue

201

Arhopala pseudomuta pseudomuta

Raffles' Oakblue

202

Arhopala alitaeus pardenas

Purple Broken-Band Oakblue

203

Arhopala athada athada

Vinous Oakblue

204

Arhopala silhetensis adorea

Sylhet Oakblue

205

Arhopala eumolphus maxwelli

Green Oakblue

206

Arhopala aurea

207

Arhopala trogon

208

Arhopala ammon ammon

209

Arhopala abseus abseus

Aberrant Oakblue

210

Flos diardi capeta

Bifid Plushblue

211

Flos fulgida singhapura

Shining Plushblue

212

Flos anniella anniella

Darky Plushblue

213

Flos apidanus saturatus

Plain Plushblue

214

Semanga superba deliciosa

215

Surendra vivarna amisena

Acacia Blue

216

Iraota rochana boswelliana

Scarce Silverstreak

217

Iraota distanti distanti

Spotted Silverstreak

218

Catapaecilma major emas

Gray Tinsel

219

Loxura atymnus fuconius

Yamfly

220

Eooxylides tharis distanti

Branded Imperial

221

Cheritra freja frigga

Common Imperial

222

Drupadia ravindra moorei

Common Posy

223

Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia

Pygmy Posy

224

Drupadia theda thesmia

Dark Posy

225

Horaga syrinx maenala

Ambon Onyx

226

Pratapa deva relata

White Royal

227

Tajuria cippus maxentius

Peacock Royal

228

Tajuria mantra mantra

Felder's Royal

229

Tajuria dominus dominus

230

Rachana jalindra burbona

Banded Royal

231

Jacoona anasuja anasuja

Great Imperial

232

Neocheritra amrita amrita

Grand Imperial

233

Manto hypoleuca terana

Green Imperial

234

Remelana jangala travana

Chocolate Royal

235

Pseudotajuria donatana donatana

Golden Royal

236

Ancema blanka blanka

Silver Royal

237

Hypolycaena thecloides thecloides

Dark Tit

238

Hypolycaena erylus teatus

Common Tit

239

Zeltus amasa maximinianus

Fluffy Tit

240

Deudorix epijarbas cinnabarus

Cornelian

241

Deudorix elioti

Eliot's Cornelian

242

Virachola kessuma deliochus

Pitcher Blue

243

Sinthusa nasaka amba

Narrow Spark

244

Bindahara phocides phocides

Plane

245

Rapala domitia domitia

Yellow Flash

246

Rapala suffusa barthema

Suffused Flash

247

Rapala pheretima sequeira

Copper Flash

248

Rapala dieneces dieneces

Scarlet Flash

249

Rapala iarbus iarbus

Common Red Flash

250

Rapala manea chozeba

Slate Flash

251

Rapala varuna orseis

Indigo Flash

Family Hesperiidae | Subfamily Coeliadinae

252

Badamia exclamationis

Brown Awl

253

Bibasis sena uniformis

Orange Tailed Awl

254

Burara etelka

Great Orange Awlet

255

Burara harisa consobrina

Orange Awlet

256

Hasora chromus chromus

Common Banded Awl

257

Hasora taminatus malayana

White Banded Awl

258

Hasora schoenherr chuza

Yellow Banded Awl

259

Hasora badra badra

Common Awl

260

Hasora vitta vitta

Plain Banded Awl

Family Hesperiidae | Subfamily Pyrginae

261

Celaenorrhinus asmara asmara

White Banded Flat

262

Pseudocoladenia dan dhyana

Fulvous Pied Flat

263

Tapena thwaitesi bornea

Dark flat

264

Odina hieroglyphica ortina

Hieroglyphic Flat

265

Gerosis limax dirae

Black and White Flat

266

Gerosis tristis

267

Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura

Yellow Flat

268

Tagiades japetus atticus

Common Snow Flat

269

Tagiades gana gana

Large Snow Flat

270

Tagiades ultra

Ultra Snow Flat

271

Tagiades calligana

Malayan Snow Flat

272

Odontoptilum angulatum angulatum

Chestnut Angle

Family Hesperiidae | Subfamily Hesperiinae

273

Ampittia dioscorides camertes

Bush Hopper

274

Halpe ormenes vilasina

Dark Banded Ace

275

Astictopterus jama jama

Forest Hopper

276

Iambrix salsala salsala

Chestnut Bob

277

Iambrix stellifer

Starry Bob

278

Ancistroides nigrita maura

Chocolate Demon

279

Notocrypta paralysos varians

Banded Demon

280

Udaspes folus

Grass Demon

281

Suastus gremius gremius

Palm Bob

282

Suastus everyx everyx

White Palm Bob

283

Zographetus doxus

Spotted Flitter

284

Hyarotis adrastus praba

Tree Flitter

285

Quedara monteithi monteithi

286

Plastingia naga

Chequered Lancer

287

Plastingia pellonia

Yellow Chequered Lancer

288

Salanoemia tavoyana

Yellow Streak Darter

289

Pemara pugnans

Pugnacious Lancer

290

Pyroneura latoia latoia

Yellow Vein Lancer

291

Zela storeyi

Storey's Palmer

292

Gangara thyrsis thyrsis

Giant Redeye

293

Gangara lebadea lebadea

Banded Redeye

294

Erionota torus

Torus Skipper

295

Erionota thrax thrax

Banana Skipper

296

Erionota hiraca apicalis

White Tipped Skipper

297

Matapa aria

Common Redeye

298

Unkana ambasa batara

Hoary Palmer

299

Hidari irava

Coconut Skipper

300

Eetion elia

White Spot Palmer

301

Borbo cinnara

Formosan Swift

302

Pelopidas agna agna

Bengal Swift

303

Pelopidas mathias mathias

Small Branded Swift

304

Pelopidas assamensis

Great Swift

305

Pelopidas conjunctus conjunctus

Conjoined Swift

306

Polytremis lubricans lubricans

Contiguous Swift

307

Baoris oceia

Paintbrush Swift

308

Baoris farri farri

Bamboo Paintbrush Swift

309

Caltoris cormasa

Full Stop Swift

310

Caltoris malaya

Malayan Swift

311

Caltoris philippina philippina

Philippine Swift

312

Taractrocera ardonia lamia

Spotted Grass Dart

313

Taractrocera archias quinta

Yellow Grass Dart

314

Oriens gola pseudolus

Common Dartlet

315

Oriens paragola

Malay Dartlet

316

Potanthus omaha omaha

Lesser Dart

317

Potanthus trachala tytleri

Detached Dart

318

Potanthus serina

Large Dart

319

Cephrenes acalle niasicus

Plain Palm Dart

320

Cephrenes trichopepla

Yellow Palm Dart

321

Telicota colon stinga

Common Palm Dart

322

Telicota besta bina

Besta Palm Dart

323

Telicota linna

Linna Palm Dart

324

Telicota augias augias

Pale Palm Dart

 

Reference

Khew, S. K. (2015). A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Singapore (2nd Edition).

Last updated on 28 November 2016

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