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The Southern Birdwing (Troides minos) is a large and striking Swallowtail butterfly endemic to Peninsular India. With a wingspan of 140–190 mm, it is the largest butterfly found in southern India. It was earlier considered a subspecies of the Common Birdwing (Troides helena) but is now recognised as a valid species. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troides_mi...) The species is more common in the Western Ghats, which is a biodiversity hotspot with a high degree of endemism in many taxa. It is much sought after by collectors and is a highlight of many butterfly-tours in the Western Ghats.
South India especially the Western Ghats
They are the largest butterflies of India. It is sitting on a Pagoda Flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum)