1. Papilionidae, Pieridae, and Nymphalidae (part)

Heraclides paeon
Madreselva hotel, Villa Rica, 23 October
Heraclides paeon
underside of the previous butterfly
Papilio anchisiades
Pampa Hermosa, 20 October
Papilio anchisiades
Pampa Hermosa, 20 October
Pterourus menatius
Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October
Pterourus warscewiczi
towards Bosque de Sh'ollet, between Oxapampa and Villa Rica, 23 October
Mimoides xeniades
Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October
Mimoides xeniades
Rio Puntayacu, 18 October
Dismorphia nemesis
Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October
Eurema elathaea
Rio Puntayacu, 18 October
Catasticta pieris
Pampa Hermosa, 20 October
Catasticta eurigania
Rio Puntayacu, 18 October
Catasticta distincta
Pampa Hermosa, 22 October
Catasticta manco
Pampa Hermosa, 21 October
Pereute callinira
Pampa Hermosa, 22 October
Pieriballia viardi
Pampa Hermosa, 19 October
Melete peruviana
Pampa Hermosa, 22 October
Danaus plexippus
Rio Puntayacu, 18 October
Danaus plexippus
Rio Puntayacu, 18 October
Tithoria harmonia
near Bosque de Sh'ollet, 19 October
Tithoria harmonia
Rio Puntayacu, 18 October
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
taken at Madreselva, Villa Rica, on 23 October
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
a momentary pause...
Agraulis vanillae
San Alberto, above Oxapampa on the western edge of the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, 29 October
Agraulis vanillae
the stunning underside of the previous insect
Podotricha telesiphe
also taken at San Alberto on 29 October
Podotricha telesiphe
the cryptic underside of the previous butterfly
Heliconius erato amphitrite
El Paujil, on the eastern edge of the Yamachaga Chemillen National Park, 28 October
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
El Paujil, 25 October
Heliconius erato emma hybrid
El Paujil, 25 October
Heliconius telesiphe
Pampa Hermosa, 22 October - note the similarity with Podotriche telesiphe 6 photos back
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
photo 2
Morpho aurora
photo 3
Morpho aurora
photo 4
Morpho aurora
with wings closed
Morpho helena
Pampa Hermosa, 19 October
Morpho deidamia
El Paujil, 25 October
Morpho deidamia
El Paujil, 25 October
Opsiphanes species, unidentified
a pre-breakfast visitor to 'the beach' at Pampa Hermosa, 21 October
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
the underside of the same/previous butterfly
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
one of the most beautiful members of this family, on the Pampa Hermosa beach on 20 October
Marpesia corinna
the underside of the previous specimen
Historius odius
casting a long shadow down a concrete bridge pillar over the Rio Utcumayo en route to Pampa Hermosa, 19 October
Historius odius
now down on the ground
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