Central America - Butterflies

On this page you will find pictures of butterflies photographed by me in Belize and Mexico.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Grey Cracker - Hamadryas februa
  2. Giant Owl Butterfly - Caligo memnon
  3. Many-banded Daggerwing - Marpesia chiron
  4. Mexican Silverspot - Dione moneta 
  1. Common Morpho - Morpho helenor octavia
  2. Erodyle Checkerspot - Chlosyne erodyle
  3. Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes
  4. Mexican Dartwhite - Catasticta nimbice

Grey Cracker
Hamadryas februa
Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico
20 April 2011

Giant Owl Butterfly
Caligo memnon
Belize
6 March 2009

Caligo memnon is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is also known as the Pale Owl Butterfly. The species can be found in the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico down to the Amazon rainforest.
The wingspan is usually from 115 to 130 mm, but can reach 150 mm.

Many-banded Daggerwing
Marpesia chiron
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
23 April 2011

Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
22 April 2011
Common Morpho
Morpho helenor octavia
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
21 April 2011
Erodyle Checkerspot
Chlosyne erodyle
Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico
20 April 2011
Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
28 April 2011
Mexican Dartwhite
Catasticta nimbice
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
22 April 2011
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