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Table 2 Species recorded as endemic to the Western Ghats, Sri Lanka and peninsular India

From: Endemism-based butterfly conservation: insights from a study in Southern Western Ghats, India

Scientific name Common name
Troides minosa Southern birdwing
Pachliopta pandiyanaa Malabar rose
Pachliopta hectorb Crimson rose
Papilio liomedona Malabar banded swallowtail
Papilio dravidaruma Malabar raven
Papilio polymnestorb Blue Mormon
Papilio buddhaa Malabar banded peacock
Papilio crinob Common banded peacock
Eurema nilgiriensisa Nilgiri grass yellow
Colias nilagiriensisa Nilgiri clouded yellow
Delias eucharisb Common jezebel
Prioneris sitab Painted sawtooth
Appias wardiia Lesser albatross
Pareronia ceylanicab Dark wanderer
Discophora lepidab Southern duffer
Parantirrhoea marshallia Travancore eveningbrown
Lethe drypetisb Tamil treebrown
Mycalesis subditab Tamil bushbrown
Mycalesis igiliaa Small long brand bushbrown
Mycalesis orchaa Pale brand bushbrown
Mycalesis patniab Glad eye bushbrown
Mycalesis oculusa Red disc bushbrown
Mycalesis adolpheia Red eye busbrown
Mycalesis davisonia Palni bushbrown/Lepcha bushbrown
Zipoetis saitisa Tamil cats’eye
Ypthima ceylonicab White fourring
Ypthima chenuia Nilgiri fourring
Ypthima ypthimoidesa Palni fourring
Cethosia nietnerib Tamil lacewing
Cirrochroa thaisb Tamil yeoman
Euthalia naisc Baronet
Kallima horsfieldia Blue oakleaf
Parantica nilgiriensisa Nilgiri tiger
Idea malabaricaa Malabar tree nymph
Tarucus indicaa Transparent pierrot
Udara akasab White hedgeblue
Udara singalensisb Singalese hedgeblue
Celatoxia albidiscaa White disc hedgeblue
Arhopala aleaa Rosy oakblue/Kanara oakblue
Arhopala bazaloidesb Dusted oakblue
Spindasis schistaceab Plumbeous silverline
Spindasis ictisb Common shot silverline
Spindasis abnormisa Abnormal silverline
Zesius chrysomallusb Redspot
Tajuria jehanab Plains blue royal
Hypolycaena nilgiricab Nilgiri tit
Rapala lankanab Malabar flash
Curetis thetisb Indian sunbeam
Curetis sivaa Shiva sunbeam
Sarangesa purendraa Spotted small flat
Aeromachus pygmaeusa Pygmy scrub hopper
Sovia hyrtacusa Bicolour ace/White branded ace
Thoressa honoreia Madras ace/Sahyadri orange ace
Thoressa astigmataa Unbranded ace/Southern spotted ace
Thoressa sitalaa Tamil ace/Sitala ace/Nigiri plain ace
Thoressa evershedia Evershed’s ace/Travancore tawny ace
Arnetta mercaraa Coorg/Kodagu forest hopper
Arnetta vindhianaa Vindhyan bob
Quedara basiflavaa Golden/Yellow-base tree flitter
Oriens concinnaa Tamil/Sahyadri dartlet
Caltoris canaraicaa Kanara/Karwar swift
  1. aSpecies endemic to the Western Ghats
  2. bSpecies endemic to the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  3. cSpecies endemic to the Western Ghats and peninsular India