Southern Birdwing (Troides minos) is the State Butterfly of Karnataka. It is a very large swallowtail butterfly endemic to the Western Ghats. With a wingspan ranging from 14 to 19 cm, it is one of the largest butterflies found in India.

Southern Birdwing can be seen in Bangalore also. Its large size and the distinct yellow and black colours make it an ‘easy to identify‘ butterfly


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