Friday, January 3, 2014


Kerala is a heaven for Butterflies.

332 species of butterflies are found in Kerala.

The largest Butterfly of India, 
Southern birdwing 
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
 Grass Jewel
 Scientific name: Freyeria trochylus
 ( Malayalam name: Ratnaneeli)
 (Wing span 15-22 mm) is commonly found in Kerala. 

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