How can I identify a butterfly or caterpillar that I have seen?

You can use the pictures and descriptions provided on this website to help identify your specimen. Or, you can send us an e-mail at with a photograph (if you managed to photograph it) or a detailed as possible description (color, size, unique markings, etc.) of the specimen, along with where (location – name of village) and when (date and time) you saw it. It would be useful to share any other observations about the specimen. What was it doing at the time you saw it? Was it feeding on anything? If yes, what was it feeding on? Did you see one individual or several (how many?)? We will do our best to identify your specimen and get back to you as soon as possible.