Sichuan Butterflies

China has a huge biodiversity of butterfly species. There are more than one hundred recorded species of Papilionidae alone. Sichuan is a butterfly hotspot and a large variety of species can be found even in areas close to large urban conurbation. Good road networks make it easy to also include Yunnan. 


Photographs we've taken of Sichuan species

Papilionidae - swallowtail butterflies

Nymphalidae - brush-footed butterflies

Pieridae - whites and yellows

Lycaenidae - blues, hairstreaks and gossamer-winged butterflies, also Punches and Judies

Hesperiidae - skipper butterflies


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