Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Butterfly pile-up


The keepers at Butterfly Wonderland kept adding cut up fresh fruit to several bowls placed around the atrium area and that drew many butterflies trying to get a taste.  Most of these butterflies are a species called Blue Morpho.  That one in the center is showing off his blue inside the wings that are brown and spotted on the outside.  The one to the right with the hints of green is called Pathenos Sylvia.

The guide they give you lists 36 different butterflies in it but of all the butterflies I photographed, only two were actually in that guide.  I did a lot of searching on the internet to find the names of others (such as that Pathenos Sylvia above) and I'm still looking for some of them.

14 comments:

JM said...

What a sight! Simply amazing!

Birdman said...

Just... WOW!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We have blue morpho butterflies in Costa Rica.

Judy said...

That is amazing! What fun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's a butterfly mishmash Sharon, you were lucky to identify two of them :) they are tres joli oui!

glenda said...

Pretty amazing pile of butterflies there.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful and interesting series, Sharon.

RedPat said...

Wow - a bowl of butterflies! Great, Sharon.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

A bowl full of magic!!!! amazing Sharon! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Wonderful pictures of the Butterfly Wonderland and it's residents. We plan to visit soon.

Lowell said...

I love the blue. Never have seen one like that before. What a congregation! Quite beautiful!

Randy said...

That is just amazing.

llandudnopictures said...

Wow, that's a real feeding frenzy!

Kate said...

A pretty incredible sight. the blue butterfly stands out in a crowd!