|Right this way to see the butterflies..|
And indeed, several were found along this rain-forest path. Butterflies were in abundance wherever the white-clover like flower you will see in most of the pictures was growing. It is of the Gomphrena genus, but I have been unable to identify the species... The guides at Canopy Lodge, in Valle De Anton, where these pictures were taken, are knowledgeable and could identify the butterflies and most of the plants..but this white Gomphrena was an exception..
|Banded Peacock..nibbled on a bit..|
|Golden headed Bolar|
|Paying attention? This is not a butterffly..Golden Web Spider|
|Not the best shot but look closely, directly above this large female.|
.you will see her itty-bitty mate
|My very favorite.. Dryas Iulia..Orange Julius :-)|
This Blue Morpho was downed by the rain..it was stormy most of the time I was in Valle De Anton..This picture was taken while the butterfly was drying on our cabin porch..
|Narva Patch..Springtime was in the air..|
|Orange Patch Crescent|
|Tiger Eye Hairstreak|
Butterflies are dainty little creatures that hardly exixt at all, they come out of nowhere, search quietly for a few limited things, and disappear into nothingness again, perhaps to some other world..~Haruki Murakami