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Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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Magic Wings Butterfly House of the Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC

Tropical Butterfly (and Moth) House

Buckeye, 9/20/05 Same buckeye as on left 9/20/05 9/20/05 Comma, 9/20/05

 

Postman (Heliconius melpomene), ventral view Postman (dorsal view) Postman, 8/19/06 Erato Heliconian (Heliconius erato), dorsal view Same Heliconian, ventral view

 

Heliconian Heliconian Heliconian, 9/20/05 Mystery heliconian, Magic Wings Butterfly House, Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC, 8/19/06  Tropical anglewing?  Magic Wings Butterfly House, Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC, 8/19/06 

 

Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides), dorsal view Blue Morpho, Magic Wings Butterfly House, Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC, 8/19/06  Paper kite (Idea leuconoe), 5/1/04. Owl (Caligo memnon memnon)

 

Banded Orange, Magic Wings Butterfly House, Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC, 8/19/06 

 

Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa)

 

Scarlet Peacock (Anartia amathea) Precis clelia is the Latin name, no known English name.  Seen on 6/6/05. Same as butterfly on left Teal Cruiser Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis vulgaris macrina), found in India.

 

Maybe the Great Mormon (Papilio memnon).  The females come in four different forms, and few sources show all of them. Swallowtail, 6/6/05.

 

Butterfly, ventral view Same butterfly, dorsal view Comet Moth (Argema mittrei), member of the Saturniidae (giant silkworm) family, 6/6/05.  Not sure of this identification.

North Carolina Butterflies

Question Mark, dorsal view Question Mark, ventral view

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