Rothschild’s Swordtail (Protesilaus earis)

The different species of Protesilaus can be difficult to identify, but if you think of the thick black bars on the forewing as a barcode, you actually have a way of separating them.

The particular of this one is that the fourth bar (counting bottom-up) is almost non-existing.

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park has the river Paraguá as a natural border in the west, and on the shores of the river you’ll see a large number of insect species, including butterflies. So even though the community of Florida is cattle land, and typically has human waste of different categories, the proximity to the large park means that you can stay on one of these shores for days, and continuously see new species.


Last updated on 20 January 2013