Archive for 'Pieridae'

African migrant (Catopsilia florella)

This was the first of many species of butterflies I encountered on Socotra, and here I found at least 6 males of Catopsilia florella. I find the male rather dull compared to the female, but that is my view – the female definitely selects a male with a green hue. Here it’s finding food in […]

African migrant (Catopsilia florella)

The female of the species I encountered around the mangrove forest on Shuab beach of west Socotra. As long as the endemic Limonium sokotranum is in bloom the butterflies have plenty of food as they are very common here. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Eurema agave

Sitting on an inflorescense on a sandbank of the river Cuiaba upriver from Porto Jofre. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 360 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Eurema sp.

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. This was the only shot I got of this species. Kim Garwood for identification. Aperture: ƒ/25 Camera: NIKON D3S Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2500 Shutter speed: 1/250 […]

Leucadia White (Melete leucadia)

This individual was infrequently accompanied by the beautiful Orsilochus Daggerwing which too was sucking up salts from the sand. This the beginning of the lower path to the new rooms at Cristalino Jungle Lodge.. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D3S Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Leuce Yellow (Pyrisitia leuce)

A small sandbank not far from the pier of Fazenda San Fransico was crowded with a great number of butterflies, and I was fortunate to disembark and get some shots, but not long enough as I was “disturbed” by the appearance of giant otters on the other side of the river. The one on the […]

Elathea Yellow (Eurema elathea)

A small sandbank not far from the pier of Fazenda San Fransico was crowded with a great number of butterflies, and I was fortunate to disembark and get some shots, but not long enough as I was “disturbed” by the appearance of giant otters on the other side of the river. Here’s one in flight. […]

Florida White (Glutophrissa drusilla)

A small sandbank not far from the pier of Fazenda San Fransico was crowded with a great number of butterflies, and I was fortunate to disembark and get some shots, but not long enough as I was “disturbed” by the appearance of giant otters on the other side of the river. Thanks to Kim Garwood […]

Godart’s White (Ganyra phaloe endeis)

A small sandbank not far from the pier of Fazenda San Fransico was crowded with a great number of butterflies, and I was fortunate to disembark and get some shots, but not long enough as I was “disturbed” by the appearance of giant otters on the other side of the river. The butterfly on the […]

Venusta Yellow (Pyrisitia venusta)

A small sandbank not far from the pier of Fazenda San Fransico was crowded with a great number of butterflies, and I was fortunate to disembark and get some shots, but not long enough as I was “disturbed” by the appearance of giant otters on the other side of the river. Also called venusta grass […]

Pale Sulphur (Aphrissa statira)

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 […]

Great Orange tip (Anteos menippe)

Sometimes you can see quite large gatherings of this species on the riverbanks, and urine is particularly irresistible.

Leptophobia species

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. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 24 November, 2011 13:18 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s