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Butterflies
(I'm no expert on Butterflies so any input from anyone on ID would be most welcome)


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I've had a number of replies to my requests for help on these images of Butterflies from Thailand.  Les Day ( http://www.samuibutterflies.com ) provided
a great deal of information and ID assistance.  His website is also one of the best I've seen on Butterflies for Thailand


Another GREAT site in the U.S. is http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/identification_tools


Dark-blue Tiger (Tirumala septentrionis) and Long Branded Blue Crow (Euploea algea, the brown ones with white spots on the hindwing) -winter- (Thailand)
Dark-blue Tiger (Tirumala septentrionis) and Long Branded Blue Crow (Euploea algea), the brown ones with white spots on the hind wing

Blue Menelaus Morpho -November- (Ecuador)
Blue Menelaus Morpho -November- (Ecuador)
Big 12 cm Wingspan - really obvious when you see one as slow wing beats, beautiful blue, and Big!

Blue Menelaus Morpho -November- (Ecuador)
Blue Menelaus Morpho -November- (Ecuador)
Numerous butterflies and insects on this screen here in Ecuador!!

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Blue Menelaus Morpho -November- (Ecuador)

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

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Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December


Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December


Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December


Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December


Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December

Unknown Butterfly Needs ID? Quito, Ecuador - December
Unknown Butterfly Needs ID?  Quito, Ecuador - December

Unbroken Sargeant (Athyma pravara) -winter- (Thailand)
Unbroken Sargeant (Athyma pravara) Left image  /  Right image: Tanaecia julii species? - (but females in this subgroup are notoriously difficult to ID if just from a photo of one side)

Parantacopsis sp. / Above that is Five-bar Swordtail (Pathysa antiphates) / Bottom Right two: Chain Swordtails (Pathysa aristeus hermocrates) -winter- (Thailand) blue one may be Graphium sp. / Green ones are Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene) / Top Right Plain Puffin (Appias indra) -winter- (Thailand)
Left Image bottom left: Parantacopsis sp. / Above that is Five-bar Swordt
ail (Pathysa antiphates) / Bottom Right two: Chain Swordtails (Pathysa aristeus hermocrates)
Right Image: blue one may b
e Graphium species / Green ones are Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene) / Top Right Plain Puffin (Appias indra)

Butterfly (unknown) -winter- (Thailand)
Butterfly (unknown) -winter- (Thailand)


Queen -fall- (New Mexico)
Queen - Danaus gilippus -fall- (New Mexico)

Monarch -fall- (California)
Monarch (fall in California)

Monarch -winter- (Costa Rica)
Monarch -winter- (Costa Rica)

Monarch -winter- (Costa Rica)
Monarch -winter- (Costa Rica)

Monarch caterpillar -summer- (California)
Monarch caterpillar -summer- (California)
in my front yard

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail -spring- (Ohio) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail -spring- (Ohio)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail -spring- (Ohio)

Western Tiger Swallowtail -spring- (California)
Western Tiger Swallowtail -spring- (California)

Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
This is the LARGEST butterfly in the United States!

Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
This is the LARGEST butterfly in the United States!

Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
This is the LARGEST butterfly in the United States!

Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California) 
Giant Western Swallowtail -summer- (Our yard, California)
This is the LARGEST butterfly in the United States!

Mourning Cloak -spring- (California)
Mourning Cloak -spring- (California)

Pipe-vine Swallowtail -spring- (Arizona)
Pipe-vine Swallowtail -spring- (Arizona)

Pipe-vine Swallowtail -spring- (Arizona)
Pipe-vine Swallowtail -spring- (Arizona)

Spring Azure -spring- (Arizona)
Spring Azure -spring- (Arizona)

Arizona Sister (with Spring Azure) - spring- (Arizona)
Blue Spring Azure (left) and Arizona Sister (right) - spring, Arizona

Arizona Sister -spring- (Arizona)
Arizona Sister -spring- (Arizona)

Arizona Sister -spring- (Arizona)
Arizona Sister -spring- (Arizona)

Red Admiral -spring- (California)
Red Admiral -spring- (California)

Red Admiral -spring- (Ohio)
Red Admiral -spring- (Ohio)

Red Admiral -spring- (Ohio)
Red Admiral -spring- (Ohio)

Silvery Checkerspot -winter- (California)
Silvery Checkerspot -winter- (California)

Silvery Checkerspot -winter- (California)
Silvery Checkerspot -winter- (California)
 
Common Buckeye -spring- (Arizona)
Common Buckeye -spring- (Arizona)

Cabbage White -winter- (Hong Kong)
Cabbage White -winter- (Hong Kong)

Tiger Longwing -February- (Costa Rica)
Tiger Longwing -February- (Costa Rica)

Golden-banded Dartwhite -February- (Costa Rica)
Golden-banded Dartwhite -February- (Costa Rica)

Zebra Longwing -winter- (Everglades NP, Florida)
Zebra Longwing -winter- (Everglades NP, Florida)



Learn more about this species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly
 


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