Winged Wonders: Most Beautiful Butterflies Around Us

Ever spared a minute from your busy life to admire the beauty of a butterfly? Kids love to run after them, the old are fascinated by them! Every one loves these tiny creatures that fly around the gardens. Each butterfly has its own beauty. If you haven’t tried as yet, let me tell you, the act of counting the inhabitants of butterfly family is indeed beyond comprehension.

And what are butterflies without their attractive wings, their flimsy wings are so beautifully painted with crafty designs, thanks to the almighty. There are many butterflies inhabiting different parts of the earth, and they come in different shapes, sizes and designs. Stay with us as we unravel the big beautiful world of this tiny creatures. Please feel free to scribble down your thoughts if you like them.


Found in the wet tropical forests of Central America and South America.

Zebra Swallowtail

Common in the easternUnited States and southeast Canada. The black and white-striped pattern reminds one of the colors of a zebra.

Orange Barred Sulphur

The Orange-barred Sulphur is a rare stray from the far southern states. This mainly tropical butterfly has been found only four times inWisconsin, but as with the other strays, you never know when you might get a glimpse of this species.


These butterflies come with large wings painted black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the upper ides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. Also known as Siporea stelenes, they are part of the neotropical brush-footed butterfly.


Also called the Papilio Ulysses, they are a common sight in the Australasian region.

Common Evening Brown

Usually found when the sun goes down, the Common Evening Brown butterfly is found in Africa, South Asia and South-east Asia and parts of Australia.

Eastern Black Swallowtail

The state butterfly of Oklahoma, the Eastern Black Swallowtail  is also known by the names Papilio polyxenes, American Swallowtail and Parsnip Swallowtail.

Leopard Lacewing

A species of the heliconiine family, they are found in India, South China and IndoChina.

Red Pierrot

Found in South Asia and South-East Asia, the Red Pierrot is part of the Lycaenids or Blues family.


A member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina.

Great Purple Hairstreak

Found in abundance in North America.

Common Jezebel

Common in South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India,Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.

Blue Morpho

Neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

Blue Pansy

Found in Africa, south-eastern Asia, and inAustralia. It is known by the name of Blue Pansy in India.

Anomalous Common Nawab

Part of the Charaxinae group of the Brush-footed butterflies,  they get their name from the Common Nawab Polyura athamas. 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

A North American resident, it is more common in eastern US. It is found to be alive between Spring and Fall. 

Goliath Birdwing

Found in New Guinea, this one is the third-largest butterfly in the world.

Banded Peacock:

Found in parts of South Asia, including India and Sri Lanka. 


The Wanderer! It is best known of all North American butterflies and is also found inNew Zealand, and in Australia.

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