A Short List of the Butterflies
You Will See Around UBUD
English Name: The Helena Birdwing
Scientific Name: Troidea helena
Description: Our biggest and brighttest species, all velvety black and gold.
English Name: The Great Mormon
Scientific Name: Papilio memnon
Description: He is the black Princes and you may be lucky enough to meet several of his wives.
English Name: The Swift Peacock
Scientific Name: Papilio peranthus
Description: Only here and in java may you see it - brilliant iridescent blue green.
English Name: The Giant Orange Tip
Scientific Name: Hebomoia glaucippe
Description: Very local, you may see it ini a forested ravine where the natal foodplant grows.
English Name: The Giant Crow
Scientific Name: Euploea phaenareta
Description: You are sure of seeing this huge beast, especially the females laying on toxic Dogbane.
English Name: The Common Palmfly
Scientific Name: Elymnias hypermnestra
Description: Observve with wonder both male and female which appear as two totally separate species.
English Name: The Palm King
Scientific Name: Amathusia phidippus
Description: Behold this reclusive monster jinking along a well-shade country lane.
English Name: The Red Lacewing
Scientific Name: Cethosia biblis
Description: Thrill to the unexpected appearance of this most brilliant of all tropical butterflies.
English Name: The Peacock Pansy
Scientific Name: Junonia almana
Description: Everywhere in the fields will you find it - brilliant rust and dancing in all directions.
English Name: The Commander
Scientific Name: Moduza procris
Description: Marvel at the fleeting flight of this beautiful nymph, neas forest and rushing stream.
English Name: The Common Sailer
Scientific Name: Neptis hylas
Description: Guaranteed a glimpse of this boldly banded beauty sailing on the ocean green, and more.