Taiwan Lifelist

The butterflies on this list were photographed in Maolin and Kending.

PAPILIONIDAE – PARNASSIANS & SWALLOWTAILS
Papilioninae – Swallowtails, Birdwings, Dragontails
Golden Birdwing Troides aeacus formosanus
Common Windmill Byasa polyeuctes termessus
Common Rose Pachliopta aristolochiae interpositus
Common Mormon Papilio polytes pasikrates
Great Mormon Papilio memnon heronus
Lime Butterfly Papilio demoleus
Common Bluebottle Graphium sarpedon connectens
PIERIDAE
Pierinae – Whites, Orange-tips, Jezebels, Pereutes
Yellow Orange Tip Ixias pyrene insignis
Spotted Sawtooth Prioneris thestylis formosana
Chocolate Albatross Appias lyncida formosana
Common Albatross Appias albina semperi
Indian Cabbage White Pieris canidia
Small Cabbage White Pieris rapae crucivora
Red-base Jezebel Delias pasithoe curasena
Psyche Leptosia nina niobe
Common Gullwing Cepora coronis cibyra
Lesser Gull Cepora nandina eunama
Coliadinae – Sulphurs, Yellows, Brimstones
Lemon Emigrant Catopsilia pomona pomona
Scalloped Grass Yellow Eurema alitha esakii
One-spot Grass Yellow Eurema andersoni godana
Three-spot Grass Yellow Eurema blanda arsakia
Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe
Mandarin Grass Yellow Eurema mandarina
NYMPHALIDAE – BRUSH-FOOTED
Limenitidinae – Gliders, Sailors, Sisters, Foresters
Orange Staff Sergeant Athyma cama zoroastes
Staff Sergeant Athyma selenophora laela
Common Sailor Neptis hylas luculenta
Clear Sailer Neptis nata lutatia
Great Yellow Sailer Neptis reducta
Common Glider or Pallas’ Sailer Neptis sappho formosana
Sullied Sailer Neptis soma tayalina
Heliconiinae
Rustic Cupha erymanthis erymanthis
Danainae – Monarchs, Tigers, Crows, Glasswings, etc.
Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus
Common Tiger Danaus genutia genutia
Blue Tiger Tirumala limniace limniace
Dark Blue Tiger Tirumala septentrionis
Ceylon Blue Glassy Tiger Ideopsis similis similis
Glassy Tiger Parantica aglea maghaba
Chestnut Tiger Parantica sita niphonica
Swinhoe’s Chocolate Tiger Parantica swinhoei
Striped Blue Crow Euploea mulciber barsine
Double-branded Black Crow Euploea sylvester swinhoei
Blue-branded King Crow Euploea eunice hobsoni
Dwarf Crow Euploea tulliolus koxinga
Tree Nymph Idea leuconoe clara
Satyrinae – Satyrs, Nymphs, Browns, Phantoms, Palmflies
Common Palmfly Elymnias Hypermnestra hainana
Dark Evening Brown Melanitis phedima polishana
Common Evening Brown Melanitis leda leda
South China Bushbrown Mycalesis zonata
Lilacine Bushbrown Mycalesis francisca formosana
Dark-branded Bushbrown Mycalesis mineus mineus
Single Ring Bushbrown Mycalesis sangaica mara
Dingy Bushbrown or Common Bushbrown Mycalesis perseus blasius
Wood-Mason’s Bushbrown Mycalesis suaveolens kagina
Common Five-ring Ypthima baldus zodina
White Fourring Ypthima esakii
White Fourring Ypthima multistriata
Ypthima wenlungi
Nymphalinae – True Brushfoots
Common Jester Symbrenthia lilaea formosana
Blue Admiral Kaniska canace drilon
Common Mapwing Cyrestis thyodamas formosana, endemic in Taiwan
Danaid Eggfly Hypolimnas misippus misippus
Great Egg-fly Hypolimnas bolina kezia
Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias aenaria
Peacock Pansy Junonia almana
Chocolate Pansy Junonia iphita
Australian Lurcher Yoma sabina podium
LYCAENIDAE – GOSSAMER-WINGS
Polyommatinae – Blues, Arguses, Caeruleans
Common Hedge Blue Acytolepsis puspa myla
Plain Hedge Blue Celastrina lavendularis himilcon
Margined Hedge Blue Celatoxia marginata
Lime Blue Chilades laius koshuensis
Dark Cerulean Jamides bochus formosanus
Pea Blue or Long-tailed Blue Lampides boeticus
Zebra Blue or Plumbago Blue Leptotes plinius
Malayan Megisba malaya sikkima
Transparent six-line blue Nacaduba kurava therasia
Large 4-Lineblue Nacaduba pactolus hainani
Common Lineblue Prosotas nora formosana
Small Purple Lineblue Prosotas dubiosa asbolodes
Tongeia hainani Endemic
Dark Grass Blue Zizeeria karsandra
Pale Grass Blue Zizeeria maha okinawana
Gaika Blue or Tiny Grass Blue Zizula hylax
Theclinae – Hairstreaks, Sunstreaks, Oakblues etc.
Cornelian Deudorix epijarbas menesicles
Miletinae – Harvesters
Apefly Spalgis epeus dilama
Lycaeninae – Coppers
Purple Sapphire Heliophorus ila matsumurae
Club Silverline Spindasis syama
Curetinae
Angled Sunbeam Curetis acuta formosana
HESPERIIDAE – SKIPPERS
Coeliadinae
Orange Wing Umbrella Skipper Burara jaina formosana
Common Awl Hasora badra
Brown Awl Badamia exclamationis
Hesperiinae – Grass Skippers
Formosan Swift Borbo cinnara
Dark Swift Caltoris cahira austeni
Yellow Spot Swift Polytremis eltola tappana
Cunfucian Dart or Chinese Dart Potanthus cunfucius angustatus
Indian Palm Bob Suastus gremius gremius
Dark Palm Dart Telicota bambusae horisha
Common Palm Dart Telicota colon hayashikeii
Palm Dart Telicota ohara formosana
Potanthus motzui Endemic