Neotropical Butterflies

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 Post subject: Butterflies of Trinidad 1 - Morpho and Owl
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 4:32 am 

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In April 2014 I spent several days in Trinidad, based at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, and visiting other locations in the northern range.

The primary purpose of the visit was bird-watching, but although it was the dry season and insects were few and far between, I did photograph some butterflies.

I have confidently identified some of them, but would like to post some photos on this forum to check tentative identities or to seek help with those I'm unable to identify.

I thought I would do this as a series of postings, each with a small number of species.

In advance, I would like to express my thanks to anyone able to respond to my postings.

In this posting I have 2 photos of a Morpho which I think is probably Morpho peleides insularis, and an Owl which I think is Eryphanis polyxena (named Purple Mort Bleu by Malcolm Barcant in his T&T field guide). This latter species was photographed in the dining room at Asa Wright, sitting on a plate on the sideboard!

Morpho IMG_3868 (872x872).jpg
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Polyxema Owl IMG_3948 (1024x1024).jpg
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