Sunday, July 15, 2007

EG Meet Organisers : Butterfly Conservation Society, Hyderabad, AP

About the Society

The Butterfly Conservation Society was founded in December 2005 by a few enthusiasts from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, with the objective of spreading the message of conservation of valuable butterfly fauna and other insects and also to protect their habitats and to create awareness among both the young and old.

The society organises filed trips. Lectures, nature camps, film and slide shows. It is registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001 with its registration number 293 of 2006.


1. To generate interest in butterflies and their conservation among young and old.

2. To create awareness among people about the beneficial role of butterflies and other insects their habitats towards a healthy ecosystem.

3. Networking with other organisation in nature conservation including research and also to conduct workshop and training programmes to enhance knowledge on this subject.

4. To provide, equip and maintain a museum and other repositories for butterflies and other insects along with herbarium consisting of butterfly flora which provide nectar for adults and larval food plants.

5. Assisting educational and other institutions and in individual homes and parks for erecting butterfly gardens/parks in their premises.

6. Develop database on butterflies available in AP and to prepare field guide on butterflies in Andhra Pradesh.

7. To bring out a newsletter on butterflies to publish and exchange information on butterflies.

About the logo

The logo of the society highlights BLUE MORMON, a beautiful papilionid, along with a message for protecting the habitats of butterflies and other fauna.

The Butterflies

Of the 1500 species of butterflies reported from India, about 170 species (figures tentative) are recorded in Andhra Pradesh, covered under 5 major families viz., Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae.

Important butterflies requiring conservation efforts


§ Spot Swordtail

§ Common Mime


§ Painted Jezebel (endemic to Eastern Ghats)

§ Striped Albatross

§ Common Albatross

§ Great Orange Tip


§ Orange Oakleaf

§ Tawny Rajah

§ Black Rajah

§ Common Baron

§ Common Sergeant

§ Glassy Tiger

§ Dark-brand Bushbrown

§ Common Palmfly

§ Nigger

§ Brown King Crow

§ Short-banded Sailer

§ Common Lascar

§ Painted Lady

§ Plum Judy

§ Clipper


§ Common Hedge Blue

§ Metallic Cerulean

§ Peacock Royal

§ Indian Cupid

§ Monkey Puzzle

§ Common Silverline

§ Shot Silverline

§ Forget-me-Not


§ Pale Palm Dart

§ African Marbled Skipper

§ Giant Redeye

§ Restricted Demon

§ Golden Angle


The society has conducted various awareness programmes in educational institutions. Also many butterfly walks have been organised in and around Hyderabad. The society has been involved in various biodiversity conservation programmes conducted by governmental and non-governmental organisations. The society has received very encouraging and responsive coverage from every TV channel such as ETV, ZEE TV, MAA TV, TV9, and Gemini TV and from prominent newspapers such as The Hindu, The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle and EENADU highlighting our concerns and activities periodically.

Facilities for members of the society

§ Regular butterfly field trips

§ Indoor meetings conducted for lectures

§ Discussions and talks

§ Film and slide shows

§ Annual nature camps in various wildlife sanctuaries and parks

§ Nature photography

§ Access to library periodicals, journals and research papers on butterflies

The Butterfly Conservation Society (BCS) Hyderabad, AP depends on voluntary support of its members and that of philanthropic organisations and other individuals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:

Butterfly Conservation Society
Hyderabad – 500029
Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 09441186822 (C), 040-27638316 (LL)

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Blogger Trisha said...

I need some butterfly eggs so that my students can observe live lifecycle of butterfly. From where do I get the eggs?

7:25 PM  
Blogger southbee said...

First you need some food plants for common butterflies and then you can get adult insects to lay eggs ... further when the larvae are growing you can use the same to educate students about metamorphism ecology etc.

I can send some seeds of butterfly food shrubs like Rattle pod and Blood flower if you are keen



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