1. Papilionidae, Pieridae, and Nymphalidae (part)

Heraclides paeon
Heraclides paeon

Madreselva hotel, Villa Rica, 23 October

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Heraclides paeon
Heraclides paeon

underside of the previous butterfly

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Papilio anchisiades
Papilio anchisiades

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

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Papilio anchisiades
Papilio anchisiades

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

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Pterourus menatius
Pterourus menatius

Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October

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Pterourus warscewiczi
Pterourus warscewiczi

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

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Mimoides xeniades
Mimoides xeniades

Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October

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Mimoides xeniades
Mimoides xeniades

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

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Dismorphia nemesis
Dismorphia nemesis

Rio Puntayacu, San Ramon, 18 October

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Eurema elathaea
Eurema elathaea

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

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Catasticta pieris
Catasticta pieris

Pampa Hermosa, 20 October

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Catasticta eurigania
Catasticta eurigania

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

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Catasticta distincta
Catasticta distincta

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

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Catasticta manco
Catasticta manco

Pampa Hermosa, 21 October

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Pereute callinira
Pereute callinira

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

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Pieriballia viardi
Pieriballia viardi

Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

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Melete peruviana
Melete peruviana

Pampa Hermosa, 22 October

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

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Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

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Tithoria harmonia
Tithoria harmonia

near Bosque de Sh'ollet, 19 October

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Tithoria harmonia
Tithoria harmonia

Rio Puntayacu, 18 October

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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

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Methona confusa confusa
Methona confusa confusa

taken at Madreselva, Villa Rica, on 23 October

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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

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Philaethria dido
Philaethria dido

a momentary pause...

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Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae

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

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Agraulis vanillae
Agraulis vanillae

the stunning underside of the previous insect

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Podotricha telesiphe
Podotricha telesiphe

also taken at San Alberto on 29 October

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Podotricha telesiphe
Podotricha telesiphe

the cryptic underside of the previous butterfly

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Heliconius erato amphitrite
Heliconius erato amphitrite

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

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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

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Heliconius erato emma hybrid
Heliconius erato emma hybrid

El Paujil, 25 October

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Heliconius erato emma hybrid
Heliconius erato emma hybrid

El Paujil, 25 October

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Heliconius telesiphe
Heliconius telesiphe

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

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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

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Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

photo 2

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Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

photo 3

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Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

photo 4

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Morpho aurora
Morpho aurora

with wings closed

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Morpho helena
Morpho helena

Pampa Hermosa, 19 October

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Morpho deidamia
Morpho deidamia

El Paujil, 25 October

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Morpho deidamia
Morpho deidamia

El Paujil, 25 October

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Opsiphanes species, unidentified
Opsiphanes species, unidentified

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

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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

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Caligo superba
Caligo superba

the underside of the same/previous butterfly

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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

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Marpesia corinna
Marpesia corinna

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

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Marpesia corinna
Marpesia corinna

the underside of the previous specimen

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Historius odius
Historius odius

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

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Historius odius
Historius odius

now down on the ground

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