Archive for 'Hesperioidea'

Orcus Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus orcus)

Further up the Cristalino River, the first rapids and a small island with a great tree, Cristalino Jungle Lodge has a small farm and here I found several species of butterflies including this one. Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D3S Focal length: 210mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Polyctor Skipper (Polyctor polyctor)

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 […]

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 […]