HONG KONG BUTTERFLIES SCIENIFIC NAME LIST

Index of Butterfly Families Recorded In Hong Kong

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HESPERIOIDEA
| Hesperiidae-Coeliadinae | Hesperiidae-Pyrginae | Hesperiidae-Hesperiinae |

PAPILIONOIDEA
| Papilionidae-Papilioninae-Graphini | Papilionidae-Papilioninae-Papilionini | Papilionidae-Papilioninae-Troidini | Pieridae-Pierinae | Pieridae-Colisdinae | Lycaenidae-Miletinae-Miletini | Lycaenidae-Miletinae-Curetinae | Lycaenidae-Miletinae-Tarakini | Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Arhopalini | Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Amblypodiini |Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Horagini | Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Aphnaeini | Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Iolaini | Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Remelanini | Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Deudorigini | Lycaenidae-Lycaeninae | Lycaenidae-Polyommatinae-Polyommatini | Lycaenidae-Riodininae | Nymphalidae-Satyrinae | Nymphalidae-Amathusiinae | Nymphalidae-Charaxinae-Charaxini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Biblidini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Argynnini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Heliconiini | Nymphalidae-Ny mphalinae-Nymphalini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Limenitidini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Pseudergolini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Cyrestini | Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Apaturini | Nymphalidae-Acraeinae | Nymphalidae-Danainae-Danaini | Nymphalidae-Danainae-Euploeini |

SCIENIFIC NAME
ENGLISH NAME
CHINESE NAME
   
HESPERIOIDEA ˽`
Hesperiidae-Coeliadinae   ˽ - ݯͧ˽Ȭ
Badamia exclamationis ............................... Brown Awl ............................... yͧ˽
Bibasis gomata .......................................... Pale Awlet ............................... ճʧ˽
Bibasis oedipodea ...................................... Orange Awlet ........................... ´ʧ˽
Choaspes benjaminii .................................. Indian Awl King ........................ ˽
Choaspes hemixanthus .............................. Orange Red Skirt .....................
Hasora anura ............................................ Slate Awl ................................. Lk˽
Hasora badra ............................................ Common Awl ........................... Tk˽
Hasora chromus ........................................ Banded Awl .............................
Hasora taminatus ....................................... White-banded Awl .................... Ȱwk˽
Hasora vitta .............................................. Plain Banded Awl ...................... nak˽
 
   
Hesperiidae-Pyrginae ˽ - ˽Ȭ
Abraximorpha davidii ................................. Magpie Flat .............................. է˽
Caprona alida ............................................ Spotted Angle .......................... ձm˽
Celaenorrhinus leucocera ........................... Common Spotted Flat ............... IJP˽
Gerosis phisara ......................................... White-banded Flat ....................
Odontoptilum angulatum ............................. Chestnut Angle ........................ ͧ˽
Tagiades litigiosus ...................................... Water Snow Flat ....................... gȧ˽
Tagiades menaka ...................................... Dark Edged Snow Flat ............... ȧ˽
 
   
Hesperiidae-Hesperiinae ˽ - ˽Ȭ
Aeromachus pygmaeus .............................. Pigny Scrub Hopper .................. ܾ˽
Ampittia dioscorides ................................... Bush Hopper ............................ ˽
Ampittia virgata ......................................... Striped Bush Hopper ................. _ζ˽
Astictopterus jama ..................................... Forest Hopper .......................... ˯ͧ˽
Baoris farri ................................................ Paintbrush Swift.......................
Pseudoborbo bevani ................................... Bevan's Swift ........................... ħ˽
Borbo cinnara ............................................ Formosan Swift ........................ ħ˽
Caltoris bromus ......................................... Colon Swift .............................. Lȧ˽
Caltoris cahira ........................................... Dark Swift ............................... ȧ˽
Erionota torus ............................................ Banana Skipper ....................... ˽
Halpe porus ............................................... Dark Brown Ace ....................... lo˽
Halpe paupera ........................................... Beggar Ace .............................. ao˽
Hyarotis adrastus ....................................... Tree Flitter ............................... Ƨ˽
Iambrix salsala .......................................... Chestnut Bob ........................... ˽
Isoteinon lamprospilus ............................... Shiny-spotted Bob ....................
Matapa aria ............................................... Common Redeye ..................... ˽
Notocrypta curvifascia ................................ Restricted Demon .....................
Parnara bada ............................................ Oriental Straight Swift ............... \_˽
Parnara ganga ........................................... Rare Swift ...............................
Parnara guttata ......................................... Common Straight Swift .............
Pelopidas agna .......................................... Little Branded Swift .................. nȨ˽
Pelopidas assamensis ................................. Great Swift .............................. Lר˽
Pelopidas conjunctus .................................. Conjoined Swift ........................ jɨ˽
Pelopidas mathias ...................................... Small Branded Swift ................. ˽
Pelopidas subochraceus .............................. Large Branded Swift ................. ꨦ˽
Polytremis lubricans ................................... Contiguous Swift ...................... է˽
Potanthus confucius ................................... Chinese Dart ........................... դlǧ˽
Potanthus pava .......................................... Yellow Band Dart ...................... eǧ˽
Potanthus pseudomaesa ............................. Common Dart .......................... ǧ˽
Potanthus trachala ..................................... Lesser Band Dart ..................... _ǧ˽
Suastus gremius ........................................ Indian Palm Bob ....................... ˽
Taractrocera ceramas ................................ Tamil Grass Dart ...................... ˽
Telicota ancilla ........................................... Greenish Palm Dart .................. ͪЧ˽
Telicota besta ............................................ Hainan Palm Dart ..................... ¯ߪЧ˽
Telicota colon ............................................ Pale Palm Dart ......................... Ч˽
Telicota ohara ........................................... Dark Palm Dart ........................ Ч˽
Thoressa monastyrskyi .............................. Monastyrsky's Ace..................... ´˽
Udaspes folus ............................................ Grass Demon ........................... ˽
Zographetus satwa .................................... Purple and Gold Flitter .............. n~ߧ˽
   
     
PAPILIONOIDEA   `
Papilionidae-Papilioninae-Graphini 񽺬 - 񽺨Ȭ - C񽺱
Graphium agamemnon ............................... Tailed Jay ................................ ΫӫC
Graphium cloanthus ................................... Glassy Bluebottle ..................... eaC
Graphium doson ........................................ Common Jay ........................... C
Graphium sarpedon ................................... Common Bluebottle .................. C
Lamprotera curius ...................................... White Dragontail ...................... P
Pathysa antiphates ..................................... Five-bar Swordtail ....................
   
     
Papilionidae-Papilioninae-Papilionini 񽺬 - 񽺨Ȭ - 񽺱
Chilasa agestor ......................................... Tawny Mime ............................ Ŵ
Chilasa clytia ............................................. Common Mime .........................
Papilio bianor ............................................ Chinese Peacock ...................... ѻ
Papilio demoleus ........................................ Lime Butterfly .......................... F
Papilio dialis .............................................. Southern Chinese Peacock ........ ƻA
Papilio helenus .......................................... Red Helen ................................ ɴ
Papilio memnon ......................................... Great Mormon ..........................
Papilio paris .............................................. Paris Peacock .......................... ھA
Papilio polytes ........................................... Common Mormon ..................... ɱa
Papilio protenor ......................................... Spangle ................................... Ż
Papilio xuthus ............................................ Swallowtail .............................. a
   
     
Papilionidae-Papilioninae-Troidini   񽺬 - 񽺨Ȭ - n񽺱
Parides alcinous ......................................... Chinese Windmill ...................... e
Pachliopta aristolochiae .............................. Common Rose ......................... ]
Troides aeacus .......................................... Golden Birdwing ....................... n
Troides helena ........................................... Common Birdwing .................... n
   
     
Pieridae-Pierinae - Ȭ
Appias albina ............................................. Common Albatross ................... կͦy
Appias lyncida ........................................... Chocolate Albatross .................. F_y
Cepora nerissa .......................................... Common Gull ........................... ¯߶
Delias acalis .............................................. Red-breast Jezebel ................... Ŵ
Delias belladonna ...................................... Hill Jezebel .............................. A
Delias hyparete ......................................... Painted Jezebel ........................ uV
Delias pasithoe .......................................... Red-base Jezebel ..................... ߴ
Hebomoia glaucippe ................................... Great Orange Tip ..................... b
Ixias pyrene .............................................. Yellow Orange Tip ....................
Leptosia nina ............................................. Psyche .................................... ֯
Pieris canidia ............................................. Indian Cabbage White .............. F毻
Pieris rapae ............................................... Cabbage White ........................
Prioneris philonome ................................... Red-spot Sawtooth ................... ӿ
Prioneris thestylis ...................................... Spotted Sawtooth .....................
Talbotia naganum ...................................... Naga White .............................. s
   
     
Pieridae-Colisdinae - Ȭ
Catopsilia pomona ..................................... Lemon Emigrant ....................... E
Catopsilia pyranthe .................................... Mottled Emigrant ...................... E
Dercas verhuelli ........................................ Tailed Sulphur .......................... Ȥ读
Eurema blanda .......................................... Three-spot Grass Yellow ........... ж
Eurema brigitta .......................................... Small Grass Yellow ...................
Eurema hecabe ......................................... Common Grass Yellow .............. e
Eurema laeta ............................................. Spotless Grass Yellow ............... y
   
     
Lycaenidae-Miletinae-Miletini ǽ - ǽȬ - ǽ
Miletus chinensis ........................................ Common Brownie ..................... ضǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Miletinae-Curetinae   ǽ - ǽȬ - ȦǽȬ
Curetis acuta ............................................. Toothed Sunbeam .................... yͻȦǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Miletinae-Tarakini   ǽ - ǽȬ - Hǽ
Taraka hamada ......................................... Lesser Forest Blue ....................
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Arhopalini   ǽ - uǽȬ - cǽ
Arhopala bazalus ....................................... Powdered Oak Blue ..................
Arhopala birmana ...................................... Burmese Bush Blue .................. qlcǽ
Arhopala paramuta .................................... Hooked Oak Blue ..................... pcǽ
Arhopla pseudocentaurus ........................... Centaur Oak Blue .....................
Arhopala rama .......................................... Dark Himalayan Oak Blue ......... ͼcǽ
Flos asoka ................................................. Spangled Plush Blue .................
Mahathala ameria ...................................... Falcate Oak Blue ...................... ǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Amblypodiini   ǽ - uǽȬ - ǽ
Iraota timoleon .......................................... Silver Streak Blue .................... Kܲǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Horagini   ǽ - ǽȬ - ǽ
Horaga albimacula ..................................... Brown Onyx ............................. մǽ
Horaga onyx ............................................. Common Onyx ......................... ǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Aphnaeini   ǽ - ǽȬ - IRǽ
Spindasis lohita ......................................... Long-banded Silverline ............. Ƚuǽ
Spindasis syama ........................................ Club Silverline ......................... ɻȽuǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Iolaini   ǽ - ǽȬ - ǽ
Creon cleobis ............................................ Broadtail Royal ........................
Pratapa deva ............................................. White Royal ............................. Ħǽ
Tajuria cippus ............................................ Peacock Royal ......................... ǽ
Tajuria maculata ........................................ Spotted Royal ..........................
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Remelanini   ǽ - ǽȬ - ǽ
Ancema ctesia ........................................... Bi-spot Royal ...........................
Remelana jangala ...................................... Chocolate Royal ....................... ܦǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Theclinae-Deudorigini   ǽ - ǽȬ - Ŧǽ
Artipe eryx ................................................ Green Flash ............................. ǽ
Deudorix epijarbas .................................... Cornelian ................................ Ŧǽ
Rapala manea ........................................... Slate Flash ...............................
Sinthusa chandrana ................................... Broad Spark ............................ ͦǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Lycaeninae   ǽ - ǽȬ
Heliophorus epicles .................................... Purple Sapphire ....................... ״mǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Polyommatinae-Polyommatini   ǽ - ǽȬ - ǽ
Acytolepis puspa ........................................ common Hedge Blue .................
Castalius rosimon ...................................... Common Pierrot .......................
Catochrysops panormus ............................. Silver Forget-me-not ................ ũ@ǽ
Catochrysops strabo .................................. Forget-me-not ..........................
Celastrina lavendularis ............................... Plain Hedge Blue ......................
Chilades lajus ............................................ Lime Blue ................................ ǽ
Chilades pandava ...................................... Plains Cupid ............................. ǽ
Euchrysops cnejus ..................................... "Gram Blue, Cuped" ................. Ħǽ
Everes lacturnus ........................................ Tailed Cupid ............................ Ŧǽ
Famegana alsulus ...................................... Small Grass Blue ......................
Freyeria putli ............................................. Grass Jewel ............................. ֨Ӧǽ
Jamides alecto ........................................... Metallic Cerulean ...................... ǽ
Jamides bochus ......................................... Dark Cerulean ......................... ǽ
Jamides celeno .......................................... Common Cerulean ...................
Lampides boeticus ..................................... Long-tailed Blue, Pea Blue .........
Leptotes plinius .......................................... Oriental Striped Blue ................ Ӧǽ
Megisba malaya ......................................... Malayan ..................................
Nacaduba kurava ....................................... Transparent 6-line Blue ............. jӮRǽ
Neopithecops zalmora ................................ Quaker .................................... @Iǽ
Pithecops corvus ........................................ Forest Quaker .......................... ¤Yǽ
Udara albocaerulea .................................... Albocaerulean .......................... մaǽ
Udara dilecta ............................................. Pale Hedge Blue ....................... öQaǽ
Zizeeria karsandra ..................................... Dark Grass Blue .......................
Zizeeria maha ........................................... Pale Grass Blue ........................ `ߦǽ
Zizina otis ................................................. Lesser Grass Blue .................... 򲴦ǽ
   
     
Lycaenidae-Riodininae   ǽ - ýȬ
Abisara echerius ........................................ Plum Judy ................................ DؽŸý
Dodona egeon ........................................... Orange Punch ..........................
Zemeros flegyas ........................................ Punchinello ..............................
   
     
Nymphalidae-Satyrinae   潺 - Ȭ
Elymnias hypermnestra .............................. Common Palmfly ...................... AS
Lethe confusa ............................................ Banded Tree Brown .................. ձaL
Lethe europa ............................................. Bamboo Tree Brown ................. L
Lethe rohria .............................................. Common Tree Brown ............... iL
Lethe verma .............................................. Straight-banded Tree Brown ...... ɱaL
Melanitis leda ............................................ Common Evening Brown ........... Dz
Melanitis phedima ...................................... Dark Evening Brown ................. ڻDz
Mycalesis mineus ....................................... Dark-banded Bush Brown .........
Mycalesis zonata ........................................ South China Bush Brown ........... ܲ
Mycalesis perseus ...................................... Dingy Bush Brown ....................
Mycalesis sangaica ..................................... Single Ring Bush Brown ............
Neope muirheadii ....................................... Muirhead's Ladyrinth ................. X콮
Ypthima baldus .......................................... Common Five-ring .................... w
Ypthima lisandra ........................................ Straight Five-ring ..................... w
Ypthima motschulskyi................................. Large Three-ring ...................... Fw
Ypthima norma .......................................... Small Three-ring ...................... pTw
Ypthima praenubila .................................... Common Four-ring ................... ew
Ypthima imitans ......................................... False Four-ring ................... |w
   
     
Nymphalidae-Amathusiinae   潺 - Ȭ
Discophora sondaica .................................. Common Duffer ....................... 񲴤
Faunis eumeus .......................................... Large Faun .............................. ]
   
     
Nymphalidae-Charaxinae-Charaxini   潺 - g潺Ȭ - g潺
Charaxes bernadus .................................... Tawny Rajah ............................ ձag潺
Charaxes marmax ..................................... Yellow Rajah ............................ g潺
Polyura athamas ........................................ Common Nawab .......................
Polyura nepenthes ..................................... Shan Nawab ............................ Ѽ~潺
Polyura eudamippus ................................... Great Nawab ............................ jG潺
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Biblidini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - l潺
Ariadne ariadne ......................................... Angled Castor .......................... i潺
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Argynnini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - \潺
Argyreus hyperbius .................................... Indian Fritillary ......................... \潺
Cirrochroa tyche ........................................ Common Yeoman ..................... BF潺
Cupha erymanthis ..................................... Rustic ......................................
Phalanta phlantha ...................................... Common Leopard ..................... W潺
Vagrans egista .......................................... Vagrant ................................... m潺
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Heliconiini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - V潺
Cethosia biblis ........................................... Red Lacewing ...........................
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Nymphalini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - 潺
Hypolimnas anomala .................................. Malayan Egg-fly ....................... 潺
Hypolimnas bolina ...................................... Great Egg-fly ........................... ۵潺
Hypolimnas misippus .................................. Danaid Egg-fly .........................
Junonia almana ......................................... Peacock Pansy .........................
Junonia atlites ........................................... Grey Pansy .............................. i潺
Junonia hierta ............................................ Yellow Pansy ............................ n潺
Junonia iphita ............................................ Chocolate Pansy ...................... _Ͳ潺
Junonia lemonias ....................................... Lemon Pansy ........................... D潺
Junonia orithya .......................................... Blue Pansy .............................. AŲ潺
Kallima inachus ......................................... Orange Oakleaf ........................ \潺
Kaniska canace ......................................... Blue Admiral ............................ [潺
Polygonia c-aureum ................................... Comma ................................... _潺
Symbrenthia lilaea ..................................... Common Jester ........................
Vanessa cardui .......................................... Painted Lady ............................ p潺
Vanessa indica .......................................... Indian red Admiral ................... j潺
Yoma sabina ............................................. Australian Lurcher ....................
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Limenitidini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - u潺
Athyma cama ............................................ Orange Staff Sergeant .............. a潺
Athyma nefte ............................................ Colour Sergeant ....................... ۫a潺
Athyma perius ........................................... Common Sergeant ................... ȯ]a潺
Athyma ranga ........................................... Blackvein Sergeant .................. a潺
Athyma selenophora .................................. Staff Sergeant ......................... sa潺
Euthalia aconthea....................................... Baron ...................................... ٻA潺
Euthalia phemius ....................................... White-edaed Blue Baron ........... yͻA潺
Euthalia monina.......................................... Malay Baron ............................ tA潺
Euthalia lubentina ...................................... Gaudy Baron ........................... A潺
Parathyma sulpitia ..................................... Five-dot Sergeant ..................... u潺
Moduza procris .......................................... Commander ............................ p潺
Neptis clinia ............................................... Southern Sullied Sailer .............
Neptis hylas .............................................. Common Sailer ........................
Neptis miah ............................................... Small Yellow Sailer....................
Neptis nata ................................................ Burmese Sailer ........................ R潺
Neptis soma .............................................. Sullied Sailer ........................... P潺
Pantoporia hordonia ................................... Common Lascar .......................
Parasarpa dudu ......................................... White Commodore ................... X潺
Phaedyma columella .................................. Short-banded Sailer ................. W潺
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Pseudergolini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - q潺
Dichorragia nesimachus ............................. Constable ................................ q潺
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Cyrestini   潺 - 潺Ȭ - 潺
Cyrestis thyodamas ................................... Common Mapwing ....................
   
     
Nymphalidae-Nymphalinae-Apaturini   潺 - 潺Ȭ -{潺
Hestina assimlis ......................................... Red Ring Skirt .......................... ¯潺
Rohana parisatis ........................................ Black Prince ............................. ù潺
Sephisa chandra ........................................ Eastern Courtier .......................
   
     
Nymphalidae-Acraeinae   潺 - ýȬ
Acraea issoria ........................................... Yellow Coster ........................... R¬ý
   
     
Nymphalidae-Danainae-Danaini   潺- Ȭ -
Danaus chrysippus ..................................... Plain Tiger ...............................
Danaus genutia ......................................... Common Tiger .........................
Ideopsis similis .......................................... Ceylon Blue Glassy Tiger .......... Y
Parantica aglea .......................................... Glassy Tiger ............................ h
Parantica melaneus .................................... Chocolate Tiger......................... ¸h
Parantica sita ............................................ Chestnut Tiger ......................... jh
Parantica swinhoei ..................................... Swinhoe's Chocolate Tiger ........ vh
Tirumala limniace ...................................... Blue Tiger ................................ C
Tirumala septentrionis ................................ Dark Blue Tiger ........................ ޫC
   
     
Nymphalidae-Danainae-Euploeini   潺 - Ȭ -
Euploea core ............................................. Common Indian Crow ............... ۵
Euploea midamus ...................................... Blue-spotted Crow .................... I
Euploea mulciber ....................................... Striped Blue Crow ....................
Euploea sylvester ..................................... Double-branded Black Crow ...... е
   


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