Octauius Swordtail (Chorinea octauius)

In one of the few areas the Pyro indians (Pemon) had not eradicated the forest by fire, I saw this incredible octauius swordtail (Chorinea octauius) by the side of the road. I got one shot before it took off.

The forested areas, and those around the streams in particular, have a rich diversity of butterflies. Unfortunately I did not have the time to explore or photograph them – I had to choose and focused on flora and landscape mainly. Perhaps I will return to explore more of the insects at a later time.

Last updated on 2 July 2024