Butterfly Archive

  •   The Luzon Peacock Swallowtail is a uniquely beautiful species of Lepidoptera. This butterfly is also (sadly!) extremely rare and is rarely photographed. In addition, the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail was […]

    Luzon Peacock Swallowtail

      The Luzon Peacock Swallowtail is a uniquely beautiful species of Lepidoptera. This butterfly is also (sadly!) extremely rare and is rarely photographed. In addition, the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail was […]

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  •   The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are also […]

    White Spotted Agrias

      The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are also […]

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  •   The Wallaces Golden Birdwing ( now THERE is a name to live up to!) is a lovely species of Lepidoptera. Sadly, they are now listed as Endangered by the […]

    Wallaces Golden Birdwing

      The Wallaces Golden Birdwing ( now THERE is a name to live up to!) is a lovely species of Lepidoptera. Sadly, they are now listed as Endangered by the […]

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  •   The Emperor of India Butterfly (now THERE is a regal name!) is an extremely rare species of swallowtail butterfly. Sadly, their beauty is also their curse. This stunning insect […]

    Emperor of India Butterfly

      The Emperor of India Butterfly (now THERE is a regal name!) is an extremely rare species of swallowtail butterfly. Sadly, their beauty is also their curse. This stunning insect […]

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  •   The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is not only one of the rarest species of butterfly found on earth, it is also the largest known butterfly. Long live the Queen! The […]

    Queen Alexandra Birdwing

      The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is not only one of the rarest species of butterfly found on earth, it is also the largest known butterfly. Long live the Queen! The […]

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  •   The Western Pygmy Blue is living proof that beauty can thrive amidst great desolation! This diminutive beauty inhabits environments most consider desolate. This delicate insect species has the distinction […]

    Western Pygmy Blue

      The Western Pygmy Blue is living proof that beauty can thrive amidst great desolation! This diminutive beauty inhabits environments most consider desolate. This delicate insect species has the distinction […]

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  •   The Clouded Sulphur Butterfly looks like a little bundle of yellow cotton, doesn’t it? But they have a dark secret. This little “Beauty” is also a bit of a […]

    Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

      The Clouded Sulphur Butterfly looks like a little bundle of yellow cotton, doesn’t it? But they have a dark secret. This little “Beauty” is also a bit of a […]

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  •   The Aporia crataegi is a large Lepidoptera in the family Pieridae. This beautiful and unique insect is one of 30 butterfly species in its genus. This species is by […]

    Aporia crataegi

      The Aporia crataegi is a large Lepidoptera in the family Pieridae. This beautiful and unique insect is one of 30 butterfly species in its genus. This species is by […]

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  •      The Dakota Skipper is a small species of butterfly. They once inhabited a wide swath of North America. Currently, their range has been reduced to only three states […]

    Dakota Skipper

         The Dakota Skipper is a small species of butterfly. They once inhabited a wide swath of North America. Currently, their range has been reduced to only three states […]

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  •   The Julia Heliconian is a beautiful species of brush-footed butterfly. They are at present the only known extant member of their genus. Scientists have, however, identified 15 known sub-species. […]

    Julia Heliconian

      The Julia Heliconian is a beautiful species of brush-footed butterfly. They are at present the only known extant member of their genus. Scientists have, however, identified 15 known sub-species. […]

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  •   The Purple Emperor is a Eurasian butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The adult Purple Emperor has dark brown wings with white bands and spots. There are also small orange rings on each of […]

    Purple Emperor

      The Purple Emperor is a Eurasian butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The adult Purple Emperor has dark brown wings with white bands and spots. There are also small orange rings on each of […]

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