1. Papilionidae, Pieridae, and Nymphalidae (part)

Heraclides paeon
Heraclides paeon

Madreselva hotel, Villa Rica, 23 October

Heraclides paeon
Heraclides paeon

underside of the previous butterfly

Papilio anchisiades
Papilio anchisiades

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

Papilio anchisiades
Papilio anchisiades

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

Pterourus menatius
Pterourus menatius

Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October

Pterourus warscewiczi
Pterourus warscewiczi

towards Bosque de Sh'ollet, between Oxapampa and Villa Rica, 23 October

Mimoides xeniades
Mimoides xeniades

Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October

Mimoides xeniades
Mimoides xeniades

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

Dismorphia nemesis
Dismorphia nemesis

Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October

Eurema elathaea
Eurema elathaea

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

Catasticta pieris
Catasticta pieris

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

Catasticta eurigania
Catasticta eurigania

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

Catasticta distincta
Catasticta distincta

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

Catasticta manco
Catasticta manco

Pampa Hermosa, 21 October

Pereute callinira
Pereute callinira

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

Pieriballia viardi
Pieriballia viardi

Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

Melete peruviana
Melete peruviana

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

Tithoria harmonia
Tithoria harmonia

near Bosque de Sh'ollet, 19 October

Tithoria harmonia
Tithoria harmonia

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

Thyridia psidii ino
Thyridia psidii ino

note how the bar across the hindwing passes close to the fork in the veins - this is one of the features that distinguishes it from the next species: photo at Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

Methona confusa confusa
Methona confusa confusa

taken at Madreselva, Villa Rica, on 23 October

Philaethria dido
Philaethria dido

my #1 target for the trip, caught here in flight on the banks of the Rio Iscozacin en route to El Paujil on 24 October. This was the only chance I had to grab a photograph

Philaethria dido
Philaethria dido

a momentary pause...

Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae

San Alberto, above Oxapampa on the western edge of the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, 29 October

Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae

the stunning underside of the previous insect

Podotricha telesiphe
Podotricha telesiphe

also taken at San Alberto on 29 October

Podotricha telesiphe
Podotricha telesiphe

the cryptic underside of the previous butterfly

Heliconius erato amphitrite
Heliconius erato amphitrite

El Paujil, on the eastern edge of the Yamachaga Chemillen National Park, 28 October

Heliconius erato emma x microclea
Heliconius erato emma x microclea

we believe this to be a hybrid between two Heliconius species, seen at El Paujil on 25 October

Heliconius erato emma hybrid
Heliconius erato emma hybrid

El Paujil, 25 October

Heliconius erato emma hybrid
Heliconius erato emma hybrid

El Paujil, 25 October

Heliconius telesiphe
Heliconius telesiphe

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October - note the similarity with Podotriche telesiphe 6 photos back

Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

the first of a series of 5 photos showing how this butterfly's wing colour changes as it moves around on a muddy patch at Pampa Hermosa, 21 October

Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

photo 2

Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

photo 3

Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

photo 4

Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

with wings closed

Morpho helena
Morpho helena

Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

Morpho deidamia
Morpho deidamia

El Paujil, 25 October

Morpho deidamia
Morpho deidamia

El Paujil, 25 October

Opsiphanes species, unidentified
Opsiphanes species, unidentified

a pre-breakfast visitor to 'the beach' at Pampa Hermosa, 21 October

Caligo superba
Caligo superba

it was unusual to see this huge butterfly at 9am as they normally fly at dusk and seek shelter at first light, and a bonus to photograph it with wings open, Pampa Hermosa, 21 October

Caligo superba
Caligo superba

the underside of the same/previous butterfly

Actinote anteas
Actinote anteas

one of the more easily identifiable members of the family Acraeidae seen here on the Pampa Hermosa beach on 20 October

Marpesia corinna
Marpesia corinna

one of the most beautiful members of this family, on the Pampa Hermosa beach on 20 October

Marpesia corinna
Marpesia corinna

the underside of the previous specimen

Historius odius
Historius odius

casting a long shadow down a concrete bridge pillar over the Rio Utcumayo en route to Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

Historius odius
Historius odius

now down on the ground