Butterflies and Moths

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Erebidae (Includes Tiger Moths)

tiger moth

Tiger moth


Nymphalidae (Brush Footed Butterflies)

Julia butterfly

A julia butterfly (Dryas julia)

painted lady butterfly

Painted lady butterfly

tawny emperor

Tawny emperor, taken with Nikon DSLR and twin diffused flashes

Zebrawing

Zebrawing butterfly, Heliconius charithonia

painted lady

Painted lady, Vanessa cardui

julias

Julias (Dryas julia) sucking on an orange

tiger longwing

Tiger longwing butterfly (Heliconius hecale)

Paper whites

Paper white butterflies (Ideopsis juventa) in cage as they were released

malachite

Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stenlenes)

blue glassy tiger

Blue glassy tiger butterfly (Danaus vulgaris)

red lacewing

Red lacewing butterfly (Cethosa biblis)

cloudless sulphus on cherry

Cloudless sulphur on cherry


Papillionidae (Swallowtails)

Papilio cresphontes

Papilio cresphontes

swallowtail

Giant swallowtail (Papilio cresophontes)

pipevine

Pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor

puddling butterfly

Giant swallowtail puddling

catleheart

Cattleheart butterfly (Parides iphidamus)


Pieridae (Whites and Sulphurs)

white

White, Pieris sp.


Saturniidae (Wild Silk Moths)

luna moth

A shabby luna moth (Actias luna)

playing

Who wouldn't want to play with this gorgeous animal?

Butterfly Magic

A really big moth at Butterfly Magic

caterpillar

Hualapai buckmoth caterpillar (Hemileuca hualapai)

antennae

Antennae!

Hemileuca hualapai caterpillar

Hemileuca hualapai caterpillar


Tineidae (Clothes Moths)

moth

Moth


Miscellaneous Lepidoptera

butterfly tree

Lots of butterflies in the trees!

butterfly bowl

Butterflies sucked on orange juice in one of several of these glass bowls.

exhibit

Butterfly exhibit

Marshall Butterfly Pavillion

Insects in the Marshall Butterfly Pavillion sucking up orange juice


Unidentified Lepidoptera

insect spiracle

A spriacle on a caterpillar. The blue arrow points to the opening.

moth ovipositing on sliding glass door

Moth ovipositing on sliding glass door.

butterfly capitate

A butterfly's capitate antennae (species unknown)

moth on the car

Moth on car window


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