Archive for 'Nymphalinae'

Annulata Beauty (Colobura annulata)

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.

Ortilia gentina

On the path close to the new rooms at Cristalino Jungle Logde there was a large asteraceae bush in bloom, and naturally I found many wonderful species there. All small in size and from a distance seemingly inconspicuous. Up close it’s simply incredible beauty.

Tiger Crescent (Eresia eunice)

Every day I enjoyed the many butterflies around my room, and this was the only of this species I encountered during my stay. Also called Eunice Crescent. Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification.

Amazon Beauty (Baeotus aeilus)

This particular location is the “shipyard” of Cristalino Jungle Lodge (where the boats are taken on land), which was crowded with many different species. Luckily there were very few guest at the time I was at this hotspot, so the butterflies were more or less only disturbed by my slow movements. Many butterfly species, including […]

West Indian Buckeye (Junonia evarete)

Old and worn out, but still in good health as it was by no means sitting still when I repeatedly approached. Location was near one of the many dwindling pools of water.

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

This was one of few species of butterflies I encountered in the fields of Pousada Xaraés.

Lansdorf’s Crescent (Eresia lansdorfi)

There is a 9 km long trail (Poco Preto trail) from the main road that leads to the Iguaçu river, and for me it was butterfly heaven as I saw so many different species and in places also in groups.

Scarlet Peacock (Anartia amathea)

The only butterfly species I encountered here, and only in the open fields of the lodge. Altitude: 1036 metres.

Genoveva Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)

Spotted on the grounds of the now out of business Santa Rosa – Chalalan’s neighbor.

Perilla crescent (Castilia perilla)

I only saw this one, and it was in the darkest areas alongside the Napo River and the path to the Napo Wildlife welcome center. Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification!

Purplewing? (Eunica)

I only saw this once. Here sitting on the outside of the Anangu Quichua Community’s souvenir hut – close to the welcome center. This is an opening in the dense jungle and is away from the river. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Rusty-tipped Page (Siproeta epaphus)

Thanks to Kim Garwood for identification!

West Indian Buckeye (Junonia evarete)

On the open grassland that is the savanna (Sabana), there are few birds and a lot of insects – ants and termites in particular. Only a select few butterflies are territorial and also not easily disturbed by either flashlight or careful human movements. This was one of three species that were seen around the path […]