The rare and endemic butterflies include Southern birdwing, Malabar rose, Malabar tree nymph, Blue oakleaf, Red Helen, Budha and Blue banded peacock, Spotted puffin, Southern duffer, Blue pansy, Malabar raven and Map butterfly. Aristolochia indica a plant used in traditional medicine and the food plant of the largest butterfly in the Indian region, Southern Birdwing, is found in the undergrowth of this forest.