Vestlig Guirlandesommerfugl, Zerynthia rumina. Aragon Candasnos, Spain d. 24 march 2013. Photographer; Martin Bjerg

Butterflies from Asia

first update d. 5 October - 2014

last update  d. 24 January - 2016

Palaeartic; Middle East to northern India. Kashmir. Nepal. Tibet. Mongolia. Siberia. Amur. China. Korea and Japan.

Butterflies - Rhopalocera


Swallowtail - Papilionidae

Little False Apollo Archon apollinaris (Europe)
False Apollo Archon apollinus (Europe)
Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius (DK - S - FIN immigration)
Southern Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides feisthamelii (Europe)
Southern Swallowtail Papilio alexanor (Europe)
Chinese Peacock Papilio bianor (Oriental)
Lemon Swallowtail Papilio demoleus (Oriental)
Red Helen Papilio helenus (Oriental)
Swallowtail Papilio machaon (DK/im - N - S - FIN)
Common Mormon Papilio polytes (Oriental)
Vanished Apollo Parnassius acco (Asia)
Dark Apollo Parnassius acdestis (Asia)
Apollo Parnassius apollo (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Banded Apollo Parnassius delphius (Asia)
Common Blue Apollo Parnassius hardwickii. Kasmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan.
Clouded Apollo Parnassius mnemosyne (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small Apollo Parnassius phoebus. Alpa, Ural, Sibirien, Mongolia, Alaska.
Eastern Clouded Apollo Parnassius stubbendorfii (Asia)
Dragon Swallowtail Sericinus montela (Oriental)
Eastern Festoon Zerynthia cerisyi (Europe)
Southern Festoon Zerynthia polyxena (Europe)

Skippers - Hesperiidae -

Mallow Skipper Carcharodus alceae (Europe)
Oriental Marbled Skipper Carcharodus orientalis (Europe)
Chequered Skipper Carterocephalus palaemon (N - S - FIN)
Northern Chequered Skipper Carterocephalus silvicola (DK - N - S - FIN)
Inky Skipper Erynnis marloyi (Europe)
Silver Spotted Skipper Hesperia comma (DK - N - S - FIN)
Large Chequered Skipper Heteropterus morpheus (DK - S - FIN)
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Large Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus alveus (N - S - FIN)
Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus armoricanus (DK - S )
Dusky Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus cacaliae (Europe)
Safflower Skipper Pyrgus carthami (Europe)
Northern Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus centaureae (N - S - FIN)
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Southern Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvoides (Europe)
Rosy Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus onopordi (Europe)
Olive Skipper Pyrgus serratulae (DK immigration)
Yellow-banded Skipper Pyrgus sidae (Europe)
Spotted Small Flat Sarangesa purendra (Oriental)
Orbed Red Underwing Skipper Spialia orbifer (Europe)
Red Underwing Skipper Spialia sertorius (Europe)
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola (DK - N - S - FIN)

Whites - Pieridae

Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines (DK - N - S - FIN)
Black Veined White Aporia crataegi (DK - N - S - FIN)
Pioneer White Belenois aurota (Asia)
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im)
Himalayan Dark Clouded Yellow Colias fieldii (Asia)
Arctic Clouded Yellow Colias hecla ( N - S - FIN)
Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale (DK im - S immigration )
Moorland Clouded Yellow Colias palaeno ( DK im - N - S - FIN)
Pale Arctic Clouded Yellow Colias tyche ( N - S - FIN)
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni (DK - N - S - FIN)
Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra (Europe)
Cryptic Wood White Leptidea juvernica ( DK† - N - S - FIN)
Wood White Leptidea sinapis (DK† - N - S - FIN)
Peak White Pontia callidice (N immigration)
Small Bath White Pontia chloridice (FIN immigration)
Western Bath White Pontia daplidice (Europe)
Eastern Bath White Pontia edusa (DK im - S )
Large White Pieris brassicae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Indian Cabbage White Pieris canidia (Asia)
Green Veined White Pieris napi (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small White Pieris rapae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Sooty Orange Tip Zegris eupheme (Europe)

Blue - Lycaenidae

Arctic Blue Agriades aquilo (N - S - FIN)
Cranberry Blue Agriades optilete (DK - N - S - FIN)
Alpine Argus Agriades orbitulus (N - S)
Mountain Argus Aricia artaxerxes (DK - N - S - FIN)
Silvery Argus Aricia nicias (N - S - FIN)
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Grass Jewel Chilades trochilus (Asia)
Small Blue Cupido minimus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Mazarine Blue Cyaniris semiargus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Provençal Short-Tailed Blue Everes alcetas (FIN immigration)
Short-Tailed Blue Everes argiades (S - FIN immigration)
Green-underside Blue Glaucopsyche alexis (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Large Blue Maculinea arion (DK - N - S - FIN)
Baton Blue Pseudophilotes baton (Europe)
Eastern Baton Blue Pseudophilotes vicrama (FIN)
Tiny Grass Blue Zizeeria hylax (Asia)
   
Violet Copper Lycaena helle (N - S - FIN)
Purple Edged Copper Lyacena hippothoe (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas  (DK - N - S - FIN)
Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus (DK)
   
Caucasian Spring Copper Tomares callimachus (Europe)
Nogel's Spring Copper Tomares nogelii (Europe)
   
Hooked Oakblue Arhopala paramuta (Asia)
Centaur Oakblue Arhopala pseudocentaurus (Asia-Oriental)
Dark Himalayan Oakblue Arhopala rama (Asia)
Copper Flash Artippe pheritima (Oriental)
Gerhard's Black Hairstreak Satyrium abdominalis (Asia)

Metalmarks - Riodinidae

Orange Punch Dodona egeon (Asia)

Brush-footed butterflies - Nymphalidae

High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe (DK - N - S - FIN)
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja (DK - N - S - FIN)
Indian Fritillary Argynnis hyperbius (Asia)
Pallas's Fritillary Argynnis laodice (DK im - S im - FIN im)
Cardinal Argynnis pandora (Europe)
Silver Washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia (DK - N - S - FIN)
   
Cranberry Fritillary Boloria aquilonaris (DK - N - S - FIN)
Arctic Fritillary Boloria chariclea (N - S - FIN)
Weaver's Fritillary Boloria dia (DK)
Bog Fritillary Boloria eunomia (N - S - FIN)
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne (DK - N - S - FIN)
Freija's Fritillary Boloria freija (N - S - FIN)
Frigga's Fritillary Boloria frigga (N - S - FIN)
Dusky-winged Fritillary Boloria improba (N - S - FIN)
Mountain Fritillary Boloria napaea (N - S - FIN)
Polar Fritillary Boloria polaris (N - S - FIN)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene (DK - N - S - FIN)
Titania's Fritillary Boloria titania (FIN)
Thore's Fritillary Boloria thore (N - S - FIN)
Lesser Marbled Fritillary Brenthis ino (DK - N - S - FIN)
Marbled Fritillary Brenthis daphne (Europe)
Twin-Spot Fritillary Brenthis hecarte (Europe)
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Himalayan Queen Fritillary Issoria isaea (Himalayan)
   
Indian Tortoiseshell Aglais cashmirensis (Asia)
Corsican Small Tortoiseshell Aglais ichnusa (Europe)
Peacock Aglais io (DK - N - S - FIN)
Tibetan Tortoiseshell Aglais rizana (Asia)
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae (DK - N - S - FIN)
European Map Araschnia levana (DK - S - FIN)
Common Map Cyrestis thyodamas (Oriental)
Blue Admiral Kaniska canace (Asia)
Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa (DK - N - S - FIN)
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros (DK/ im - S - FIN)
Scarce Tortoiseshell Nymphalis xanthomelas (DK im - S - FIN im)
False Comma Nymphalis vaualbum (DK im - S im - FIN im)
Comma Polygonia c-album (DK - N - S - FIN)
Asian Comma Polygonia c-aureum (Asia)
Chocolate Pansy Precis iphita (Oriental)
Blue Pansy Precis orithya (Oriental)
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im)
Indian Red Admiral Vanessa indica (Asia)
   
Lappland Fritillary Euphydryas iduna (N - S - FIN)
Scarce Fritillary Euphydryas maturna (DK - S - FIN)
Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Nickel's Fritillary Melitaea aurelia (Europe)
Assmann's Fritillary Melitaea britomartis (S)
Glanville Fritillary Melitaea cinxia (DK - N - S - FIN)
False-Heath Fritilary Melitaea diamina (DK†/ int - N - S - FIN)
   
Poplar Admiral Limenitis populi (DK† - N - S - FIN)
White Admiral Limenitis camilla (DK - S - FIN)
Himalayan Sailor Neptis mahendra (Oriental)
Pale Hockey Stick Sailer Neptis manasa (Oriental)
Hockey Stick Sailer Neptis nycteus (Oriental)
Hungarian Glider Neptis rivularis (Europe)
Common Glider Neptis sappho (Europe)
Pale Green Sailer Neptis zaida (Oriental)
   
Lesser Purple Emperor Apatura ilia (DK - S - FIN)
Purple Emperor Apatura iris (DK - S - FIN)
Freyer's Purple Emperor Apatura metis (Europe)
   
Tawny Rajah Charaxes bernadus (Oriental)
Common Nawab Polyura athamas (Oriental)
   
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia (DK - N - S - FIN)
   
Lesser Lattice Brown Kirinia climene (Europe)
Lattice Brown Kirinia roxelana (Europe)
Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Northern Wall Brown Lasiommata petropolitana (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Woodland Brown Lopinga achine (S - FIN)
   
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina (DK - N - S - FIN)
Dusky Meadow Brown Maniola lycaon (FIN)
Marbled White Melanargia galathea (DK - S immigration)
   
Norse Grayling Oeneis norna (N - S - FIN)
Arctic Grayling Oeneis bore (N - S - FIN)
Baltic Grayling Oeneis jutta (N - S - FIN)
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (DK - N - S - FIN)
Steppe Ringlet Protoerebia afra (Europe)
   
Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus (Europe-Africa-Oriental)
Common Tiger Danaus genutia (Oriental)
   
European Beak or Nettle-Tree Butterfly Libythea celtis (Europe)
Common Beak Libythea lepita (Asia)
Club Beak Libythea myrrha (Asia)

Palaearctic Butterflies

Afrotropical Butterflies

Asian Butterflies

Oriental Butterflies

Nearctic Butterflies

Neotropical Butterflies