Bangladesh has a good diversity of butterflies, which found in the different forest habitats such as mixed evergreen forests (Hill forests), deciduous forest (Sal forests), mangrove forest (Sundarban) and scattered homestead forests. This diversity of butterflies is an essential part of the forest ecosystem. Most of them are good pollinators and indicators of environmental changes. It has also aesthetic and economic value. 

About the site: This site is created for the conservation and presentation of the amazing creatures among the people. Anyone may find here information about the natural histories such as adult stages, early stages, interesting behaviour, larval and nectar, host plants of butterflies recorded in Bangladesh. 

Scientific Names: Scientific names followed as "A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India" and "Butterflies of Bangladesh: an annotated checklist" books. 

Species Identification: Genus, species and subspecies were identified on the basis of morphological characters of photographs specimens. On the other hand,,,, and websites are used for identification help. 

Acknowledgements: I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. George Michael van der Poorten and Mrs. Nancy E. van der Poorten, Mr. Peter Smetacek, Dr. TL Seow, Dr. Krushnamegh Kunte, Mr. Isaac Kehimkar, Mr. Khew SK, Mr. Sunny Chir, Mr. Monsoon Jyoti Gogoi and Mr. Adrian Hoskins due to their help.


Tahsinur Rahman Shihan 

Former junior wildlife researcher, Monitoring and conservation of wildlife in Kaptai national park project, Department of zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Contact address

Tahsinur Rahman Shihan
Belgachi Railgate Para, Post and District: Chuadanga, Bangladesh- 7200