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(Cramer 1775) (Cramer 1775) (Cramer 1775) (Kollar 1850) (Kollar 1850)
Nymphalidae - Brassolinae Nymphalidae - Brassolinae Nymphalidae - Brassolinae Nymphalidae - Morphinae Nymphalidae - Morphinae
Owl Butterfly Owl Butterfly Owl Butterfly Blue Morpho Blue Morpho
Caligo memnon Caligo memnon Caligo memnon Morpho peleides Morpho peleides

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 100mm to 120mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: Sunny places where trees grow, such as forest edges, jungle clearings and rides.

Comment: Resident in Mexico and central South America. Owl moth is commonly used for about twenty other species of caligo butterflies.

Status: Tropical & Sub Tropical..

Wing Span: 125mm to 200mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: More open parts of tropical forests where the food plants grow. Sometimes in denser area's of forest, during mating.

Comment: Found in America, and is well distributed from central America into South America as far as Colombia.

(Hewitson 1854) (Hewitson 1854) (Hewitson 1854) (Erichson 1834) (Erichson 1834)
Nymphalidae - Ithominae Nymphalidae - Ithominae Nymphalidae - Ithominae Nymphalidae - Idea Nymphalidae - Idea
Glasswing Glasswing Glasswing Tree Nymph Tree Nymph
Greta oto Greta oto Greta oto Idea leuconoe Idea leuconoe

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 56mm to 61mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: Swamps, parks, gardens, jungles, open wood land, hedgerows and other places where the food plants grow.

Comment: Common resident from Mexico to Panama, and is present in the West Indies and the Canary Isles.

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 95mm to 108mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: Forests  and Jungles.

Comment: This large butterfly is also known as The Paper Kite, and Rice Paper. It is distributed through South China, South Japan, Malaya, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Erichson 1834) (Erichson 1834)
Nymphalidae - Heliconiinae Nymphalidae - Heliconiinae Nymphalidae - Heliconiinae Nymphalidae - Idea Nymphalidae - Idea
Common Postman Common Postman Common Postman Tree Nymph Tree Nymph
Heliconius melpomene Heliconius melpomene Heliconius melpomene Idea leuconoe Idea leuconoe

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 70mm to 75mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat:  They are to be found in many habitat types though mainly wooded, or shrubby areas where the food plants grow.

Comment: Widespread throughout central and south America, as far south as Brazil. Poisonous to predators.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Eschscholtz 1821) (Eschscholtz 1821)
Nymphalidae - Siproeta Nymphalidae - Siproeta Nymphalidae - Siproeta Papilionidae - Papilio Papilionidae - Papilio
The Malachite The Malachite The Malachite Scarlet Mormon Scarlet Mormon
Siproeta stelenes Siproeta stelenes Siproeta stelenes Papilio rumanzovia Papilio rumanzovia

Status:  Tropical and Sub Tropical.

Wing Span: 85mm to 10mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: Variety of habitats, including parks, gardens, lowland, to mid elevation deciduous and rain forests.

Comment: Found throughout central and the northern half of South America. Ranges from the tip of south Mexico and Florida, as far south as Brazil.

Status:  Tropical.

Wing Span: 120mm to 140mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: They mainly inhabit forested area's.

Comment:  This species is native to the Philippines, but has been recorded in Taiwan.

(Linnaeus 1763) (Linnaeus 1763) (Linnaeus 1763) (Linnaeus 1763) (Linnaeus 1763)
Nymphalidae - Satyrinae Nymphalidae - Satyrinae Nymphalidae - Satyrinae Nymphalidae - Satyrinae Nymphalidae - Satyrinae
Common Palmfly Common Palmfly Common Palmfly Common Palmfly Common Palmfly
Elymnias hypermnestra Elymnias hypermnestra Elymnias hypermnestra Elymnias hypermnestra Elymnias hypermnestra

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 44mm to 55mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: They area's with palm tree's both inland and on the coast.

Comment: Common o south Asia and Indo China, includes countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, India, the Lesser Sunda Islands.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)   (Drury 1773)  
Saturniidae Saturniidae   Saturniidae  
Atlas Moth Atlas Moth   Ailanthus Silk Moth  
Attacus atlas Attacus atlas   Samia cynthia  

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 260mm to 290mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: Forests and Jungles.

Comment: This species is widespread across south east Asia and throughout the Malay Archipelago. The Atlas is though to be the largest moth in the world.

Status: Tropical.

Wing Span: 113mm to 125mm.

Flight Period: All the year around.

Habitat: Plantations, forests and jungles.

Comment: Native to many parts Asia, and been introduced to other parts of the same continent, and also Europe. This species is used to produce silk material, but is not a domesticated.

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