Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Some Butterflies of Panama

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..

White Peacock
Sara Heliconis 

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 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
It was sweet to see butterflies in February..but now they are returning to my garden..let the season of 'flying flowers' begin!

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