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Butterfly book

Two of these butterfly-shaped books placed on small wooden tables allow visitors to identify the butterflies present. A species list based on these books is included below in the comments.

Butterfly book
KevinB, 3 Sep 2018
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    • KevinB
      The butterfly identification books, pictured above, list a total of 34 species, listed below, as being potentially seen in the Winter Garden. Personally I've never seen more than, say, 6 to 8 species during any given visit. Some species, like the blue morphos and the paper kites, I have seem during each visit and they seem to present at all times. Whether the other species are just hiding or whether not all species are present at all times and the species composition changes throughout the "butterfly season" depending on supply or other factors, I do not know.

      1) Hamadryas amphinome – Red cracker

      2) Morpho peleides – Blue morpho

      3) Myscelia cyaniris – Royal blue

      4) Battus polydamas – Gold rim swallowtail

      5) Heliconius charitonius – Zebra longwing

      6) Heraclides anchisiades – Ruby-spotted swallowtail

      7) Catonephele numilia – Stoplight catone

      8) Heraclides cresphontes – Giant swallowtail

      9) Chlosyne janais – Crimson patch

      10) Hamadryas laodamia – Blue starry night cracker

      11) Archaeoprepona demophon – One-spotted prepona

      12) Heliconius sara – Sara longwing

      13) Heraclides thoas – Thoas swallowtail

      14) Heliconius cydno – Cydno longwing

      15) Heliconius sapho – Sapho longwing

      16) Parides iphidamas – Pink cattleheart

      17) Heliconius clysonymus - Montane longwing

      18) Heliconius doris – Doris longwing

      19) Heliconius erato - Red postman

      20) Heliconius melpomene – Postman butterfly

      21) Papilio polyxenes – Black swallowtail

      22) Heliconius hecale – Tiger longwing

      23) Siproeta epaphus – Chocolate malachite

      24) Rotschildia lebeau – Lebeau's silkworm moth

      25) Hamadryas guatemalena – Guatemalan calico

      26) Idea leuconoe – Paper kite

      27) Greta oto – Glasswing butterfly

      28) Morpho Polyphemus – White morpho

      29) Dione juno - Juno silverspot

      30) Danaus plexippus - Monarch butterfly

      31) Dryas iulia – Flame

      32) Eueides Isabella - Isabella’s longwing

      33) Heliconius ismenius - Tiger-striped longwing

      34) Siproeta stelenes – Malachite
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