Butterfly Mount Catalogue

A Descriptive catalogue of butteflies on display and in reserve collection at RMNH, Mysore

The Regional Museum of Natural history, Siddartha nagara, Mysore is the Southern regional centre of the National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi. This is a subordinate establishment of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

This institute is aimed to generate, conservation awareness among the public that too children through non –formal, environmental education activities, by using the museum and museum exhibits. As part of the highly determined intention, the RMNH Mysore was established and opened to public in the year 1995.

The museum houses a preliminary gallery on biodiversity of Indian sub continent, this, exhibition gives outlines of the floral and faunal richness of the region presented with an exhibit on butterflies too. This compact display of butterflies houses 35 specimens of butterflies belonging to 3 families and 21 genuses respectively.

This descriptive catalogue describes the butterflies with their generic name, family and. [Information on collector, supplier –source wherever available, place of collection also supplemented]

PART I: Butterflies on display in the biodiversity Gallery

1. Graphium antiphates [Crammer], Five bar swordtail

Source: - Mathew .G. KFRI, Karimala, Kerala. Legend: - SMETACEK

2. Graphium doson [C. & R.Felder], Common Jay

Source: - Mathew. G. 16.03.1992, Kariyan Shola, Topslip. Legend: - SMETACEK

3. Graphium euryphylus [Linnaeus], Great jay

Source:-Karimala [collector XXXXX]

4. Graphium sarpedon, Common blue Bottle

5. Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, Lime butterfly

6. Papilio helenus Linnaeus, Red Helen

7. Papilio polytes [Linnaeus], Common Mormon

8. Papilio polymnestor Crammer, Blue Mormon

Source: G. Mathew, KFRI, 14.08.1984.SMETACEK

9. Troides monos [Crammer], Southern Birdwing

Source: G. Mathew, March 1995

10. Agryreus hyperbius [Linnaeus] , Indian fritillary

11. Cirrchroa thais [Fabricius], Tamil Yeoman

Source: - G.Mathew, KFRI, Place of collection: - Solle kolli, 400 m, Kodagu, 02.03.1992. SMETACEK

12. Cyrestis thyodomas Biosduval, Common map

13. Danus chrysippus [Linnaeus], Plain Tiger

Source:- 14.04.1992. Bhimtal / Kumov. 1200 m, NW Himalaya. SMETACEK

14. Danus genutia [Crame], Striped tiger

15. Euthalia sahadeva [Moore] Green duke

16. Euploea core [Cramer] Common Crow

17. Euploea sylvester [Fabricius] Double branded Crow

18. Euploea mulcibar [Cramer] Striped blue crow

19. Hypolimnus bolina [Linnaeus] Great egg fly

20. Hypolimnus misippus Linnaeus, Danaid Eggfly

21. Idea malabarica [Moore] Malabar tree nymph

22. Issoria lathonia [Linnaeus] Queen of Spain fritillary

Source: - 09.04.1982. Nainital, Uttar Pradesh

23. Junonia almana [Linnaeus] Peacock pansy.

Source: - 11.12.1992. Kotagiri

24. Junonia orithiya [Linnaeus] Blue pansy

Source: 18.04.1992. Bhimtal/Kumov. 1200 m. NW Himalaya

25. Kallima albofasciata Moore White Oak leaf.

In Indian subcontinent, it is in Andaman Islands, an erratic, rapid flier. A less Known butterfly

26. Neptis hylas [Linnaeus] Common sailer

Source: - G. Mathew. On wings, KFRI, March 1992, Silent Valley.

27. Neptis jumbah Moore Chestnut –streaked sailer

28. Parantica aglea [Stoll] Glassy tiger

29. Parantica agleoides [C. &R.Felder] Dark glossy tiger

30. Parasarpa dudu [Doubleday] White commodore

31. Parthenos Sylvia [Cramer] Clipper

Source: G. Mathew, KFRI, Sollekolli, 400 m, SMETACEK

32. Sephisa Chandra [Moore] Eastren Courtier

33. Appias albina [Boisduval] Common albatross

Source: - G. Mathew, 15.11.1994, Silent valley

34. Colias erate [Esper] Pale clouded yellow

Source: - G.Mathew, 19.03.1992, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.

35. Eurema hecabe [Linnaeus], Common grass yellow

PART II: Butterflies in Reserve Collection

36. Papilio demoleus Linnaeus Lime butterfly

Source: - P.Ray RMNH MYS, Chrysalis collected on 28.10.1996. Emergence: On 13.11.1996.

37. Papilio demoleus Linnaeus Lime butterfly

Source: P.Ray RMNH MYS. Chrysalis collected on 31.10.1996. Emergence: On 12.11.1996

38. Graphium agamemnon LinnaeusTailed Jay

39. Danus genutia [Cramer] Striped Tiger

Source:P.Ray 30.01.1996, RMNH MYSORE

40. Scientific name: - Danus genutia [Cramer] Striped Tiger

Source: - P.Ray 15.04.1996, RMNH MYSORE

41. Danaus genutia [Cramer] Striped Tiger

Source: P.Ray, RMNH MYSORE

42. Tirumala limniace [Cramer] Blue Tiger

43. Parantica aglea [Stoll] Glassy Tiger

Source: G. Mathew, on wing, March 1992, Silent valley

44. Orinoma damaris Gray Tiger brown

45. Euripus nyctelius [Doubleday] Courtesan [Male]

46. Hestina persimilis [Westwood] Siren

47. Pareronia valeria [Cramer] Common wanderer [Female]

48. Aporia agathan [Gray] Great Blackvein

49. Hypolimnus bolina [Linnaeus] Great egg fly

Source: P.Ray RMNH MYSORE, 30.10.1996, MYSORE

50. Danaus Chrysippus [Linnaeus] Plain Tiger

Source: - [Sl No 3] P .Ray, RMNH, MYSORE.30.10.1996. On Calendula plant

51. Hypolimnus misippus [Linnaeus] Danaid eggfly

Source P.Ray, RMNH, MYSORE

52. Hypolimnus misippus [Linnaeus] Danaid eggfly ♀

Source: - Karanji kere, 05.08.1996. P Ray RMNH, MYSORE

53. Danaus Chrysippus [Linnaeus] Plain tiger

Source: - [Sl.No 1-5] P.Ray, RMNH, MYSORE.

54. Catopsilia pyranthe ♂ [Linnaeus] Molted emigrant

55. Catopsilia pyranthe ♂ [Linnaeus] Molted emigrant

Source: - P.Ray, RMNH, MYSORE, 20.10.1996.

56. Catopsilia pyranthe ♂ [Linnaeus] Molted emigrant

Source: P.Ray, 30.10.1996, on Lantana camara RMNH garden MYSORE

57. Euploea core [Cramer] Common crow

Source: - Collector P.Ray RMNH, MYSORE. [Sl .No.4] Chrysalis collected on 28.10.1996, emergence on 06.11.1996, P Ray. RMNH, MYSORE

58. Euploes sylvester [Fabricius] Double branded crow

Source: - [Sl.No 5] Sollekolli, Kodagu, Karnataka, 4oo m, 05 .11.1992. SMETACEK

59. Pareronia valeria [Cramer] Common wanderer

Source: - P.Ray, RMNH, MYSORE, 02.11.1995

60. Delias eucharis [Drury] Common Jezebel

61. Leptosia nina [Fabricius] Psyche

62. Junonia lemonias [Linnaeus] Lemon Pansy

Source: - P.Ray, 18.08.1997. RMNH, MYSORE

63. Junonia orithiya Blue pansy

64. Junonia almana [Linnaeus] Peacock pansy

65. Junonia hierta Yellow pansy

Source; G. Mathew, March 1992, Silent valley

66. Junonia hierta Yellow pansy

67. Colias nilagiriensis C. & R. Felder Nilgiri clouded yellow

Source:- P.Ray, 02.11.1995, RMNH, MYSORE

68. Eurema brigitta [Cramer] Small grass yellow

Source:- 30.08.1988. Bhimtal/ Kumov, NW Himalaya, 1500m, India SMETACEK

69. Eurema latea [Boisduval] Spotless grass yellow

Source:-[Sl.No. 4] 08.05.1992, Bhimtal/ Kumov, NW Himalaya, 1500m, India SMETACEK

G. Mathew, 1995, G.Mathew, March 1988, on wing, silent valley, Kerala

70. Papilio polytes Linnaeus Common Morman

Source: - [Female form – Romulus] G. Mathew, KFRI, 1995,[Sl.No.3] on wing, silent valley -1992 [ Form –Stichius]

71. Pachliopta aristolochiae [Fabricius] Common rose

72. Pachliopta hector Linnaeus Crimson Rose

Source: - G.Mathew, KFRI – 1995, on wing, March 1992, Silent valley.

P.Ray, RMNH, Mysore, Pupation took place, Chrysalis adhering Acacia stem on 05.11.1995. Emergence on 22.11.1995, 14-20 Hrs

73. Papilio polytes Linnaeus Common Morman

74. Mycalesis Perseus [Fabricius] common bush brown

75. Euthalia aconthea [Cramer] Common Baron

Source: - P.Ray, 31.07.1995. RMNH, MYSORE

76. Phalanta phalantha, common Leopard

Source: - G. Mathew, 1995, KFRI, on wing, Silent valley march 1992

77. Argyreus hyperbius [Linnaeus] Indian fritillary

Source: - Bhimtal/ Kumov 20.09.1992. 1500 m, NW Himalaya, India SMETACEK

78. Curetis siva Evans Shiva’s Sunbeam.

Source: Solle Kolli, Kodagu, Karnataka, 400 m, 05.03.1992, SMETACEK

79. Neptis sankara [Kollar] Broad branded Sailer

Source: - Bhimtal/ Kumov, 1500 m, NW Himalaya, 08.04.1992, SMETACEK

80. Neptis hylas [Linnaeus] Common Sailer

Source: G. Mathew 1995

81. Neptis miah Moore Small yellow Sailer

Source: - 02.06.1992. Bhimtal/ Kumov, NW Himalaya

82. Tirumala septentrionis [Butler] Dark blue Tiger.

Source:- Sollekolli, Kodagu, Karnataka, 03, 03, 1992, SMETACEK.

83. Parantica nilgiriensis Nilgiri Tiger

Source:- Longwood, Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, 2000 m , 10.03.1992, SMETACEK

84. Colias fieldii Menetries Dark clouded yellow

Source:- Khifon, Garwal, Uttar Pradesh, 3600 m, 24.08.1992. SMETACEK

85. Cupha erymanthis [Drury] Rustic

Source; Sollekolli, Kodagu, 400 m, Karnataka.03.03.1992 SMETACEK

86. Udaspes folus [Cramer] Grass Demon

Source: - P.Ray, 14.08.1995, RMNH, MYSORE

87. Bibasis gomata [Moore] Palegreen Awlet

Source: - P.Ray, 12.12.1996, RMNH, MYSORE

88. Junonia atlites Linnaeus Grey pansy

Source: - P.Ray, 12.04.1997, RMNH, MYSORE

89. Cyrestic coles [Fabricius] Marbled map

Source: - 06.06.1992

No. 67 & 87 butterflies ; Though they are mainly resticted to westren ghats , there are scanty population some times accidentaly occurs in the neibourhood also. Dr Ray has explained & confirmed this appearance as very rare instance of overlapping habitat and possible chance of happening.

(Mr. S J Srinivasa is a sculptor by profession, but by passion he is an amateur naturalist. He works with Regional Museum of Natural History, Mysore)

05th June 2011