Some Assamese Butterflies

Common lacewing (Cethosia biblis)

I have posted earlier about some of the butterflies and moths which I saw in the Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary. There were many more which I saw. Here are some of the others. I recognize several of them, but I’ve not managed to identify two. They are also thrown in here, in case you feel up to helping me out.

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


  1. I’m never going to be the one to help you identify these butterflies, but I’m so glad to have discovered your blog. Endlessly fascinating. Thank you.


  2. Common nawab looks interesting. The green patch in the middle of the wings looks like leaf. Thw wings of Lacewing looks like a nice embroidery. The eye-like design on the wings – there’s a moth that looks similar, but it is bigger in size.


      1. We get a lot of small moths here, along with some of the weirdest insects that I have ever seen. I cannot identify any, though.


      2. Yes, and not to forget, they bite too. There’s one insect that lives on the teak tree, like a skunk, leaves behind an obnoxious smelling gas when disturbed.


Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.