Southern Birdwing Butterfly

Photo credits : Josekallukaran

Photo credits: Jose Kallukaran

The Southern Birdwing butterfly  is the largest butterfly in India, and is endemic to the Western Ghats. Males are more frequently seen than females, mainly feeding on flowers of the Pagoda plant, west Indian jasmine, mimosa, and other ornamental bushes. Unlike many butterfly species that prefer full sun, the southern birdwing tends to be more active during the evening.

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