Butterflies are the most adorable creatures of the world; these are the day-flying insect and have the four stages of life cycle i.e. egg, larva, pupa and an adult butterfly. They have these large, beautiful colored wings and have quite friendly relations with ants. They help in the pollination process and are a great art symbol indeed.
So guys, here we have the list of top 10 species of butterflies in the world and are no doubt an interesting post for you.
10. Sapho Longwing
Its origin is Costa Rica and is from the Heliconidae family. Their food plant is passiflora pittieri. They don’t put their eggs in one basket and have the high rate of extinction. Their only food is the Passion Vine which is also called at Pittier’s Passion Vine.
9. Spicebush Swallowtail
This is a black swallowtail butterfly and is found in North America. They have the spoon shaped tails and have ivory spots on forewings and orange spots on hind wings. These are normally found in deciduous woods.
8. Banded Peacock Butterfly
This is also called Papilio Crino and is a species of swallowtail butterfly. This is found in South Asia including India and Sri Lanka. This is a fast flyer and can fly really high above and forages on the trees. It has the shiny fluorescent blue or green color.
7. Question Mark Butterfly
This is a North American nymphalid butterfly and has the scientific name of Polygonia interrogationis. They are found in the parks and wooded areas. Their food sources are rotting fruit, tree sap, dung or carrion but when nothing is available they visit flowers for nectar.
6. Junonia Coenia
They are from the Nymphalidae family and is found in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. It is also called as Buckeye because of the eyespots and white bars on the wings. The eyes are used for distracting the enemies.
5. Banded Orange
4. Orchard Swallowtail
This is also called as Large Citrus Butterflies and is the largest butterflies. These are slow and erratic and belong to the Papilionidae family. Their food is the citrus trees like orange and lemon trees.
3. Antheraea Mylitta
Their common name is Tasar silkworm, these have the egg shaped cocoons and very attractive larvae. These have the colors like sandy yellow, brownish grey, chocolate brown, bronze, reddish-brown and chromium yellow.