The Monarch Butterfly (Danus plexippus) is an insect in the Nymphalidae family of milkweed butterfies. It is also known as the Milkweed Butterfly, Common Tiger Butterfly, Wanderer Butterfly, and the Black-Veined Brown Butterfly.
The Monarch Butterfly has black, orange, and white wings. The undersides of its wings are orange-brown. It has black veins and small white spots in the margins at the edge of its wings. The male has a black spot on each hind (back) wing. Its body and its six legs are black.
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The Crowned Hairstreak Butterfly (Evenus coronate) is an insect in the Lycaenidae family of gossamer-winged butterflies.
The Crowned Hairstreak Butterfly has brown, glossy, metallic wings with inner patches of bright blue and a hint of green near its body. Its hind (back) wings have pendulous tips. It has long, clubbed antennae. Its body is light-brown. The adult butterfly has a long proboscis (siphon nose) to suck up the nectar from flowers.
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The Amazon Butterfly (Coenophlebia archidona) is an insect in the Nymphalidae family of butterflies.
The Amazon Butterfly has orange-brown wings with black-brown tips on the fore (front) wings. It looks like a leaf, so it is well-camouflaged. The front wings have a hook shape.
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The Montrouzier’s Ulysses Butterfly (Papilio montrouzieri) is a large insect in the family of swallowtail butterflies.
The Montrouzier’s Ulysses Butterfly has iridescent electric blue wings with brown-black edges. It has forked hind (back) wings. Its underside is brown-black. The female has crescent-shaped blue markings on her hind wings. Its body is brown-black with long antennae.
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The Apollo Butterfly (Parnassius apollo) is a large insect. It is also referred to as the Mountain Apollo Butterfly.
The Apollo Butterfly has white wings with five large black eyespots on its forewing and two bright red or orang eyespots on its hindwing. Its wings have a shiny appearance with slightly transparent edges.
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The Orange-Barred Sulfur Butterfly (Phoebis philiea) is an insect.
The Orange-Barred Sulfur Butterfly has lemon-yellow wings with an orange smudge on its forewings (front wings) and orange edges on its hindwings (back wings). Its body is blackish with a paler rear end.
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The Common Tiger Butterfly (Danaus genutia) is an insect in the Nymphalidae family and Danainae group of brush-footed butterflies called the crows and tigers. It is also known as the Striped Tiger Butterfly.
The Common Tiger Butterfly is similar to the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). The Common Tiger Butterfly has tawny-brown wings with veins marked with broad black bands. The male has a pouch on the hindwing. Its wings have black margins with two rows of white spots. The undersides of its wings are similar to the uppersides, but paler.
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The Common Sergeant Butterfly (Athyma perius) is a medium-sized insect in the Nymphalidae family.
The male Common Sergeant Butterfly has black wings with white markings. The undersides of its wings are yellow with white markings edged with black. Its thorax is black with bluish spots, and its abdomen is brown with white bands. Its antennae are long. The female is blackish-brown with a double row of minute black dots on her wings.
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The Silver Butterfly (Salamis anacardii duprei) is a medium-sized insect in the Nymphalidae family of white butterflies. It is also known as the Clouded Mother-of-Pearl Butterfly.
The Silver Butterfly has a silvery iridescent sheen with brown edgings and dots on its forewings and hindwings. Its body is brown and it has long antennae.
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The Common Brimstone Butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) is a medium-sized insect in the Pieridae family – white, yellow, and orange butterflies.
The male and female Common Brimstone Butterfly look different. The male has yellow wings with iridescence. The female has greenish-white wings with no iridescence. It has one small orange-brown spot on each of its four wings. Its body is dark-brown. It has medium-sized antennae.
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The Tiger Longwing Butterfly (Heliconius hecale) is an heliconiid insect – in the family of brush-footed butterflies. It is also known as the Golden Longwing or the Golden Heliconian.
The Tiger Longwing has black wings with bright orange patches emanating from its body. It has white spotted lines on the edges of its wings. Its body is black.
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The Grecian Shoemaker Butterfly (Catonephele numilia) is a small insect in the Nymphalidae family of butterflies. It is also known as the Blue-Frosted Banner or the Stoplight Catone.
The male Grecian Shoemaker Butterfly is black with six orange dots on its wings. The female looks very different. She is blue-black with a light-yellow band across the centre of her forewings (front wings).
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The Small Postman (Heliconius erato) is a small butterfly. It is an insect, called a heliconid. It is also known as the Red Postman or the Crimson-Patched Longwing.
The Small Postman has black wings with red-orange patches and white patches on its forewings (front wings) and red-orange stripes on its hindwings (back wings). It has long antennae and a black body.
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The Peruvian 88 Butterfly (Diaethria clymena peruviana) is a small insect in the Callicore tribe of the Nymphalidae family.
The Peruvian 88 Butterfly is black on its upperside with a diagonal band of metallic blue or green. The underside of its forewings (front wings) is white, black and reddish-orange-brown, and the underside of its hindwings (back wings) is black and white with a pattern that looks like the number 88.
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What does a butterfly eye look like?
A butterfly has two compound eyes.
Each compound eye has up to 17,000 ommatidia. Ommatidia are smaller round eyes within the larger compound eye. Ommatidia are image-forming eyes or light-receptor eyes, each with a short visual focus, that acts like a kaleidoscope.
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The Lemon Emigrant Butterfly (Catopsilia pomona pomona) is a medium-sized common insect.
The Lemon Emigrant Butterfly is white or yellow on the upperside of its wings. It has a faint dark border on its forewings (front wings). It has reddish-ringed silver spots on the underside of its wings. It has reddish antennae.
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The Tailed Sulphur Butterfly (Dercas verhuelli) is a small-to-medium sized insect in the Pieridae family of yellow and white butterflies.
The Tailed Sulphur Butterfly has yellow wings tipped in the top corner with a brown-black patch. From the black patch is a faint streak of orange-brown, with an orange-brown blotch on the forewings (front wings). Its body is yellowish with short antennae. Its hindwings (back wings) look as if they have been cut short with scissors.
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The Madagascar Diadem (Hypolimnas dexithea) is a butterfly in the brush-footed family of butterflies. It is also known as the Madagascar Eggfly.
The Madagascar Diadem has black, white, and orange wings. Its forewings (front wings) are black with a white band and white spots. Its hindwings (back wings) are white with a band of orange. Its wings are laced with black and white edges. Its body is black.
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The Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) is an insect in the Nymphalidae family of brush-footed butterflies.
The Malachite Butterfly has large black and green or black and yellow wings on the upperside with light-brown and olive-green on the underside.
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The Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) is a common insect in the family of swallowtail butterflies. It is also known as the Lemon Butterfly, the Lime Swallowtail, and the Chequered Swallowtail. Unlike most swallowtails, it does not have the swallow-shapped tail.
The Lime Butterfly is black with a wide irregular yellow band and irregular spots on its wings. Its upper hindwing (back wing) has a red spot with blue edging. Its underside is similar to its upperside, but paler. It has dark reddish-brown club-shaped antennae. Its body is black.
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