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Amber Habib

The names given with the butterflies are the best approximations I could reach after consulting the following books:

  1. Common Butterflies of India by Thomas Gay, Isaac David Kehimkar, and Jagdish Chandra Punetha (1993)
  2. Butterflies of Peninsular India by Krushnamegh Kunte (2000)
  3. Butterfly Encyclopedia by Wijbren Landman (1999)
Further identifications (and corrections) will be gratefully received! I particularly need help with the photos of skippers, caterpillars and moths, as well of various butterflies photographed during a trip to Shimla in May, 2002. I would appreciate info even about their genus or family. Send your suggestions to or sign my guestbook.

I would like to thank the following for identifying some of the butterflies on these pages: