Butterflies are found all over the world and in all types of environments: hot or cold, dry or moist, at sea level and high in the mountains. Most butterfly species, however, are found in tropical areas, especially tropical rainforests. Many butterflies migrate in order to avoid adverse environmental conditions (like cold weather). Butterfly migration, however, is not well understood. Most migrate relatively short distances (like the Painted Lady, the Red Admiral, and the Common Buckeye), but a few (like some Monarchs) migrate thousands of miles.
Butterflies and moth belong to the order Lepidoptera. Lepidos is Greek for "scales" and ptera means "wing". These scaled wings are different from the wings of any other insects. Lepidoptera is a very large group; there are more types of butterflies and moths than there are of any other type of insects except beetles. It is estimated that there are about 150,000 different species of butterflies and moths (there may be many more). There are about 28,000 butterfly species worldwide, the rest are moths.
Though a tiny Himalayan nation in South Asia, Nepal could also be said as the home to various varieties and species of butterfly as it is the house for around 643 species of butterfly. Nepal being a diverse country with the topography starting from 47 meters to 8848 meters within the short distance of average 80 km has made this all possible. The great wealth of butterfly diversity in Nepal becomes apparent from its great bioclimatic variation from tropical and subtropical zone to the Tundra and the Arctic zone along the attitudinal gradation of the mountains.
Adventure Himalayan Travels have special guides who have diverse and deep knowledge on butterfly, their species flying around the country. Our nature guides will escort you - a keen butterfly watcher or amateur enthusiast alike to search for these beautiful insects. You have the chance to enjoy not only the butterflies of the top Asian butterfly habitats, but also those further afield, as well as an opportunity to enjoy other wildlife in selective areas of Nepal.
Amongst the 643 varieties of butterfly, we have listed some of the names of the butterflies which are identified in Pokhara with their common names as: Least Grass Jewel, Common Brimstone, Tailed Jay, Common Bluebottle, Great Orange Tip, Purple Sapphire Circe, Great Egg fly, Chocolate Albatross, Indian Fritillary, Indian Oak blue to name a few. For more list of butterflies with their generic names and the tour arrangements, kindly contact us.
March to October is considered as the best time for the butterfly tour. The tour normally is conducted in Langtang area, Annapurna Area and the Chitwan areas. The Tour Package normally comprises of: Butterfly Guide, Chauffer Driven Car, Accommodation, all meals, Permits and the Passes. Let us plan your butterfly tour in Nepal.
The names and the numbers of some of the butterflies found in Nepal are enlisted below.
Protura 4 - 3 Collembola (Springtails & Snow fleas) 125 2 56
• Thysanoptera (Thrips) 25 - 6
• Plecoptera (Stoneflies) 4 - 3
• Mallophaga (Biting Lice) 10 - -
• Psocoptera (Book lice and allies) 31 - 15
• Ephemeroptera (May flies and allies) 26 - 12
• Neuroptera (Alder flies and allies) 29 1 21
• Isoptera (White Ants or Termites) 5 - -
• Trichoptera (Caddis Flies and allies) 2 - 2
• Siphunculata 1 - -
• Siphonaptera (Fleas) 37 1 13
• Phasmida (Stick and Leaf Insects) 2 - -
• Dermaptera (Earwigs) 49 - 13
• Orthoptera (Crickets and Grasshoppers) 31 1 9
• Dictyoptera (Cockroaches and Mantids) 8 1 2
• Orthoptera (Dragon and Damsel flies) 147 1 2
• Lepidoptera (Butterflies 656 1 11
• and Moths) 789 8 11
• Hemiptera (Bugs) 499 16 120
• Hymenoptera (Bees and Wasps) 174 - 13
• Coleoptera (Beetles) approx. 1,489 23 630
• Diptera (True Flies) 909
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