I noticed that a certain butterfly type is found in good numbers in Shivapuri Hills area. I can’t recognize the species, but it has small black dots on whlte background.It’s exactly the same species that is shown on the left, although i found the picture on the net. The following is a summary of what I found about butterflies in Nepal published on different websites. Nepal’s diversity in geography is favorable to various kinds of butterfly species as well. Butterflies are found all over the world and in all types of environments: hot and cold, dry and moist, at sea level and high in the mountains. More than 500 species of butterflies are found in Nepal alone – 11 families out of 15 in the world. The best seasons for butterfly watching are late March/April, mid May/ mid June, and late August/September. During winter, there is very little activity except for the very common Oriental Species.
There are about 20 species in the Kathmandu Valley on the endangered or vulnerable list. Outside the valley in the areas of the national parks, scattered throughout the country, the butterflies are in profusion, and in undisturbed areas away from settlements are the best places the butterflies can be found.
The places in the Kathmandu valley which are most favorable for butterflies are the forested areas of: Chobhar, Swyambhu, Godavari, Nagarjun, Budhanilkantha and Sundarijal; the forested hilltops of Phulchowki, Jamachowk and Shivapuri, and the open scrubby bush areas of Nagarkot, Suryavinyak and Chandragiri. Similarly, The Shey Phoksundo National Park is home to 29 species of butterfly including the highest flying butterfly in the world, Paralasa Nepalaica