Malaysian Butterflies Gallery

Photos of Malaysian Butterflies

The Malaysian butterflies gallery on this page show-cases only a few of the more than a thousand species of the beautiful butterflies of Malaysia.

I do hope to add more images to this gallery from time to time.

Well, butterflies are divided by the specialists into two superfamilies.

They are the Papilionoidea (the Butterflies Proper) and Hesperioidea (Skippers).

These are further sub-divided into families and sub-families.

The families are those with names ending with "idae", while the sub-families have names ending with "inae".

There are four families of the Butterflies Proper, ie., Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae.

The Skippers have only one family known as Hesperiidae.

The families, as mentioned, have sub-families with many species, although some sub-families may not be found in the country.

Browse here for books, field and photographic guides on the butterflies of Malaysia.

This little gallery is just to show the beauty and range of the wonderful butterflies found in Malaysia. They are not arranged into any order of families, and I have listed their common names together with their scientific names.

Malaysian Butterflies Gallery

Plain Lacewing butterfly picture of Plain Lacewing butterfly with open wings
Plain Lacewing (Cethosia penthesilea methypsea) Plain Lacewing with open wings

Chocolate Pansy butterfly of malaysia Blue Pansy butterfly
Chocolate Pansy (Junonia hedonia ida) Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya wallacei)

Grey Pansy butterfly image Peacock Pansy butterfly image
Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites atlites) Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana javana)

Tawny Coster butterfly picture Cruiser butterfly image
Tawny Coster (Acraea violae) Cruiser (Vindula dejone erotella)

Club Silverline butterfly picture Banded Yeoman butterfly image
Club Silverline (Spindasis syama terana) Banded Yeoman (Cirrochra orissa orissa)

Rustic butterfly picture Common Imperial butterfly image
Rustic (Cupha erymanthis lotis) Common Imperial (Cheritra freja frigga)

Centaur Oakblue butterfly picture Commander butterfly image
Centaur Oakblue (Arhopala centaurus nakula) Commander (Moduza procris milonia)

Malayan Bush Brown butterfly picture picture of Horsfield's Baron butterfly
Malayan Bush Brown (Mycalesis fusca fusca) Horsfield's Baron (Tanaecia iapis puseda)

Common Jay butterfly image Grass Demon butterfly
Common Jay (Graphium doson evemonides) The Grass Demon (Udaspes folus)

Baron butterfly Orange Gull butterfly
The Baron (Euthalia aconthea gurda) Orange Gull (Cepora iudith malaya)

Great Mormon butterfly peablue (male) butterfly picture
Great Mormon butterfly (Papilio memnon agenor) Peablue (male) (Lampides boeticus)

malay viscount butterfly image of eurema-andersonii-andersonii
The Malay Viscount butterfly (Tanaecia pelea pelea) Eurema andersonii andersonii

Lime butterfly picture of lime butterfly with open wings
Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus) Lime butterfly with open wings

Black Veined Tiger butterfly of malaysia Black Veined Tiger butterfly with open wings
Black Veined Tiger butterfly (Danaus melanippus hegesippus) Black Veined Tiger butterfly with open wings

Mottled Emigrant butterfly of malaysia Chocolate Albatross butterfly of malaysia
Mottled Emigrant (Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe) Chocolate Albatross (Appias lyncida vasava)

Danaidae euploea Common Palmfly butterfly
Danaidae euploea Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra agina)

Cycad Blue Yamfly butterfly picture
Cycad Blue (Chilades pandava pandava) Yamfly (Loxura atymnus fuconius)

Chocolate Demon butterfly Chocolate Grass Yellow butterfly of Malaysia
Chocolate Demon (Ancistroides nigrita maura) Chocolate Grass Yellow (Eurema sari sodalis)

Common Bush Brown butterfly common five ring butterfly
Common Bush Brown (Mycalesis janardana sagittigera) Common Five Ring (Ypthima baldus newboldi)

Common Four Ring butterfly picture Common Sailor
Common Four Ring (Ypthima huebneri) Common Sailor (Neptis hylas papaja)

Great Egg Fly (male) butterfly Lesser Dart butterfly
Great Egg Fly (male) (Hypolimnas bolina bolina) Lesser Dart (Potanthus omaha omaha)

Lesser Grass Blue Nigger butterfly picture
Lesser Grass Blue (Zizina otis lampa) Nigger (Orsotriaena medus cinerea)

picture of Dark Brand Bush Brown butterfly Palm King butterfly image
Dark Brand Bush Brown (Mycalesis mineus macromalayana ) Palm King (Amathusia phidippus phidippus)

Long Brand Bush Brown butterfly picture picture of Blue Glassy Tiger butterfly
Long Brand Bush Brown ( Mycalesis visala phamis) Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis vulgaris macrina)

Eurema simulatrix tecmessa butterfly image Pale grass Blue butterfly picture
Eurema simulatrix tecmessa Pale Grass Blue (Zizeeria maha serica)

picture of Painted Jezebel butterfly Copper Flash butterfly image
Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) Copper Flash (Rapala pheretima)

Striped Albatross (female) butterfly picture Striped Albatross butterfly
Striped Albatross (female) (Appias libythea olferna) Striped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna)

Lemon Emigrant butterfly picture Common Mormon butterfly picture
Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona pomona) Common Mormon (Papilio polytes romulus)

picture of Plain Tiger butterfly  Plain Tiger butterfly image with wings closed
Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) with wings closed

 image of Malayan Lascar butterfly picture of Red Base Jezebel butterfly
Malayan Lascar (Lasippa tiga siaka) Red Base Jezebel (Delias pasithoe parthenope)

 image of Chocolate Sailor butterfly picture of Colour Sergeant butterfly in malaysia
Chocolate Sailor (Neptis harita harita) Colour Sergeant (Athyma nefte subrata)

 image of Harlequin butterfly picture of Psyche butterfly
Harlequin (Taxila haquinus haquinus) Psyche (Leptosia nina malayana)

 image of Dark Posy butterfly picture of Dark Posy butterfly with open wings
Dark Posy (Drupudia theda thesmia) Dark Posy (with open wings)


Do your best to help conserve and preserve our precious environment.

We hope you've enjoyed this butterflies of Malaysia gallery.

Do look out for these small gems whenever you come to Malaysia.They are everywhere.

But don't forget to do your part, however small, to help preserve our environment for future generations.

Well, enjoy the flutter of the Malaysian butterflies.


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