Maybe I really learned the hardest way, but I console myself with the thought that scientists long ago, before they were to become entomologists also chased their butterflies. And I have been very happy my own way! Unfortunately, till now I still don't know most of them, haven't started my dream, and I still am scared to touch caterpillars!
Papilio alphenor, male
Above and below: Parthenos sylvia
Cethosia biblis, top side
Cethosia biblis, underside
Idea leuconoe, at the back is Cethosia biblis
Ideopsis juventa 'manillana'
a hairstreak butterfly, Hypolycaena sipylus
Clockwise: Ideopsis juventa (4), Euploea mulciber, Parantica vitrina, Catopsilia pomona, Euploea mulciber (6), Papilio demoleus, Appias olferna (left center), Eurema hecabe (left bottom), Papilio alphenor -female, Junonia hedonia.
Scientific names provided by Dr. Peter B. Hardy