Archive for 'Moths'

Utetheisa sp

At around 800 meter elevation and up the Euryops arabicus were in bloom and thus a lot of insects gathered to eat from the huge number of flowers. This was one of several lepidoptera species I encountered here. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Pantanal lepidoptera 02

One of just a few nocturnal lepidopteras I encountered at SouthWild Pantanal. I wonder how many species you can see here in the high season… Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Pantanal lepidoptera 01

One of just a few nocturnal lepidopteras I encountered at SouthWild Pantanal. I wonder how many species you can see here in the high season… Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Diaphania sp.

One of the last nocturnals before diurnal life set in – I was on my way to breakfast, and it was on its way to a safe place for the day. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Iguaçu Moth 01

I didn’t have time exploring the nightlife during my stay inside the park, but this is one of a few I found resting during my diurnal activities. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Leopard Moth (Pantherodes pardalis)

A striking moth that definitely does not blend with the surroundings. It rests here alongside the trail down the Iguaçu Falls.

Yasuni Lepidoptera 15

Several species of lepidoptera have developed a striking resemblance to dead leaves, which of course is without any nutritional value except for fungus and earthworms, and thus are left alone. When not moving that is. This one had made its way to my room during the night, and it looks wounded. As if a bird […]

Swallowtail Moth (Urania leilus)

An incredible butterfly that is actually a day flying (diurnal) moth! Not only a spectacular size and coloration, but it was also the most numerous species at the Napo Wildlife Center welcome center and fed on minerals both the river mud as well as rotting wood. Many thanks to Kim Garwood for pointing in the […]

San Isidro Lepidoptera 10

Altitude 2105 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

San Isidro Lepidoptera 09

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San Isidro Lepidoptera 08

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San Isidro Lepidoptera 05

The “Smileymoth”? Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

San Isidro Lepidoptera 01

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Automeris abdominalis

What a beautiful moth when it has the wings open like this! I mostly saw this species with wings in resting position and no sign of this colorful wonder! For some reason it has found the bonnet of a car to be the best resting place for the day!

Loxophlebia sp.

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Phrygionis polita

Once again a moth with nature’s own Henna paint. It seems like metallic paint, as it’s elevated from the rest of the wing surface.

Tandayapa Lepidoptera 01

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Erynnis ello

Most of the daytime (diurnal) butterflies were either hard to get close to, were restlessly fluttering around never to settle down more than a blink of an eye, or never opened their wings when resting. With only two days on Roraima, I simply didn’t have time to be patiently waiting for the right moment. When […]