Archive for 'Hesperiidae'

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

There are a few access roads to the Rio Las Piedras which is the only way to the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and on my way back we chose to drive the one that is the shortest way from ARCC, but is longer on land. This cause some problems when there have been […]

Veined White Skipper (Heliopetes arsalte)

There are a few access roads to the Rio Las Piedras which is the only way to the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and on my way back we chose to drive the one that is the shortest way from ARCC, but is longer on land. This cause some problems when there have been […]

Orcus Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus orcus)

There are a few access roads to the Rio Las Piedras which is the only way to the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and on my way back we chose to drive the one that is the shortest way from ARCC, but is longer on land. This cause some problems when there have been […]

Pythonides grandes

I found many butterflies around the dark forest floor of the forest surrounding the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). Many are so well camouflaged that they are invisible when the rest on leaf litter. Some, like this one, are very visible when they sit in the few rays of sunlight passing through the canopy […]

Common Spurwing (Antigonus erosus)

In some areas by the rivers and under fruiting trees I found plenty of individuals from this species, and when they are still they can be hard to see. This one is from under a fruiting tree in a farm (fazenda) far upstream from Porto Jofre. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: […]

Common Mylon (Mylon maimon)

Every day I enjoyed the many butterflies around my room, and this was the only of this species I encountered during my stay. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D3S Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Bell’s Paradise Skipper (Phocides metrodorus)

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 Spurwing (Antigonus nearchus)

From most angles it looks like an all-brown butterfly that’s well camouflaged against the mud of the riverbank. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 8 December, 2011 14:25 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Sootywing (Bolla sp)

Very hard to identify, but beautiful nonetheless! One of the many species visiting the Napo Wildlife Center welcome center. It was one of few species that preferred the rotting tree stump to the minerals in the river mud. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 8 December, 2011 13:36 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: […]

Green-shouldered Gorgopas (Gorgopas trochilus)

A fantastic mix of green and yellow – almost metallic or iridescent. I first though this was a male Sootywing, as it too has the white spots on the tip of the wings. Thanks again Kim Garwood! Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 8 December, 2011 13:34 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/400 […]

Firetip (Pyrrhopyge sp)

Little light is reflected, only the red and white is prominent, and only when in certain angles you’ll see that it’s blue and not really black. I found it in the dark undergrowth alongside the Napo river, close to the Napo Wildlife Center welcome center. A positive identification is only possible with a view of […]