Archive for 'Heliconiinae'

Julia (Dryas iulia)

This butterfly turned up as I was photographing flowers alongside one of the trails around SouthWild Pantanal. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

During my visit I saw many species of butterflies on the many sandbanks. Capybaras and other mammals leave behind body fluids, feces and urine that attract butterflies and many other insects seeking salts and minerals. When the sandbanks become submerged this is no longer so easily accessible. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm […]

Juno Longwing (Dione juno)

During my journeys on the rivers I saw many species of butterflies on the sandbanks. Capybaras and other mammals leave behind body fluids, feces and urine that attract butterflies and many other insects seeking salts and minerals. When the sandbanks become submerged this is no longer so easily accessible. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal […]

Wallace’s Longwing (Heliconius wallacei)

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 assistance. She adds: “Yes, your H. wallacei is correct, based on your ventral, solid red lines […]

Heliconius sp

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. I’ve been unable to identify this one as I’ve not found any resources with images that has the greenish spot with […]

Heliconius sp

This was my farwell to Chalalan, and even though it was raining some butterflies were out feeding on urine or naturally occuring salts. Please help me identify it – leave a comment.

Juno Longwing (Dione juno)

Quite common among the cabanas. I also saw this species sitting on the head of the turtles, possibly harvesting salts – to the frustration of the turtles. Sometimes a particular turtle seemed like a beacon of temptation as it had 3-4 butterflies fighting for space on its head. The turtle would try to avoid them […]

Heliconius erato

Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 25 November, 2011 12:01 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitonius)

Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 25 November, 2011 12:00 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 900 Shutter speed: 1/80 s

Sara Longwing (Heliconius sara)

Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 25 November, 2011 11:52 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Heliconius

Heliconius

Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1600

Altinote ozomene

I found this one alongside a dirt road on a ridge behind Bellavista lodge. A bright and open area receiving wind from the valleys below. Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 24 November, 2011 13:16 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s