Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Butterfly Release



Butterfly release at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum..
Blue Clipper Butterfly
Parthenos sylvia ..
Family: Brush-footed butterflly ... Nymphalidae ...
Found in South and South-East Asia, mostly in forested areas..
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Butterfly release





I went there after more than a year today, just on time to catch the butterfly release in the Haven..
Shot at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum..

Purple Mort Bleu..
Eryphanis polyxena ...
Family: Nymphalidae
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Blue Morpho







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Blue Morpho ... Morpho melanus ...
Family: Brush-footed butterfly ... Nymphalidae ..
Found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America...

One of my favorites ... A butterfly enjoying or perhaps confused about it's reflection!??!! However it cannot see it's gorgeous iridescent blue upper wings ...

Another one of my favorites also involves reflection ...
click here ... for a curious Red-legged Honeycreeper [Cyanerpes cyaneus]..

Gray Pansy






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Grey Pansy ... Junonia atlites..
Family: Nymphalidae ..

Mexican Sister



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Name???




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Mexican Sister ...

Blue Clipper



Blue Clipper Butterfly ... Parthenos sylvia ..
Family: Brush-footed butterflly ... Nymphalidae ...
Found in South and South-East Asia, mostly in forested areas ...

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Tiger Longwing





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Tiger Longwing ... Heliconius hecale ...
Family: Nymphalidae ...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Curiosity!




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No, he didnt touch the butterfly!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sipping on sweet nectar










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This visit, I was able to take many shots with the butterfly proboscis dug deep into the flower, feeding on the sweet nectar. The enlarged version of the images give a much better perspective.

First two are heliconians and third Common Mormon [Papilio polytes]