Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Butterflies and Moths

While at Key West, I visited the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory there.  If you are ever out there, I highly recommend it. It's really cool, and if you are into bugs at all, you will find yourself spending hours there.

Here are a bunch of butterfly and moth pictures taken while inside the butterfly greenhouse.  Additionally, I'm including some pictures of butterflies taken in the wild.

Update: I contacted the nice people at the conservatory, and they helped me identify a few of the ones that I wasn't sure about.  Thanks!

Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio palinurus)

Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)

Comet Moth (Argema Mittrei)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas Bolina)

Paper Kite (Idea leuconoe)

Great Orange Tip (Hebomoia Glaucippe)

Peleides Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides)

Red Postman (Heliconius Erato Notabilis)

Red Postman (Heliconius Erato Cyrbia)

Red Postman (Heliconius Erato)

Tailed Jay (Graphium Agamemnon)

Sapho Longwing (Heliconius Sapho)

Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitonius)

Galapagos Blue Butterfly (Leptotes parrhasioides)

Cydno Longwing (Heliconius Cydno)
Giant Owl Butterfly from Asia
Sapho Longwing (Heliconius Sapho)


Unknown said...

They look beautiful! I especially like the Tiger Longwing!

Alex Balasoiu said...

Great pictures , what kind of camera were you using?

Brute Force said...

Thanks! These were all taken with an entry-level SLR... the Canon Rebel 3Ti with a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6.

Nifty Future Tips said...
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Nifty Future Tips said...

Well this is really a cool blog where Florida is also the cool place & presented here such a nice lovely animals, have sympathy with them...
Nifty Future Tips

Sean said...

Nice pics. Used to collect butterflies, but now I just photograph them.