CHIN'S BUTTERFLY GALLERY ~ INTRODUCTION
The Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus). Copyright © Chin Fah Shin.
INTRODUCTION: There are over 1,000 butterfly species recorded in Malaysia. One source has given the total figure of 1,181 species for the whole country, including Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo island.
In many, many years of butterfly watching, mostly in Peninsular Malaysia, I have managed to photograph just more than 200 species. It is my aim, with this website, to show the beauty and variety of Malaysia's butterfly fauna and also, hopefully, to make this site a resource for nature lovers and butterfly enthusiasts.
This is a personal website that I built myself, the work of a hobbyist rather than a professional. Please forgive the shortcomings that you find. Also, I have arranged the photos as systematically as I could according to the taxonomic order found in the standard texts on Malaysian butterflies. I have also endeavoured as best I could to properly identify the species shown in this website.
However, in some cases a positive ID is not possible sometimes due to the quality of the photos, but more often due to the similarity in appearance of "conjoining" species. Please email me if you find any species wrongly identified and I will try to make a correction asap.
The photos in this website are copyrighted and should not be used in any way without permission. Please email me if you want to use any of the photos. In the internet spirit of sharing, I may consider your request to reproduce the images in your website with certain provisions. Please see Copyright Matters for details.
THIS PAGE REVISED ON OCTOBER 10, 2018. COPYRIGHT © Chin Fah Shin