Kerala is a heaven for Butterflies.
332 species of butterflies are found in Kerala.
The largest Butterfly of India,
Scientific name: Troides minos
( Malayalam name:Garuda salabam)
(Wing span 140-190mm) is found in in Western Ghat region of Kerala.
It is an Endemic and endangered species.
The smallest Butterflies of India
Scientific name: Freyeria trochylus
( Malayalam name: Ratnaneeli)
(Wing span 15-22 mm) is commonly found in Kerala.