Wednesday 5 April 2017

Earnley's tropical butterflies

I visited the Earnley Butterfly exhibit near Selsey on 23rd March and saw 24 species of tropical butterflies, including some new species for my galleries. There were also some interesting birds in the adjacent aviary.

African Grey Parrot, Psittacus erithacus

Budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus

Caligo memnon, Owl


Cethosia cyane, Leopard Lacewing

Cethosia cyane, Leopard Lacewing

Leopard Lacewing

Leopard Lacewing

Leopard Lacewing

Cockatiels, Nymphicus hollandicus

Danaus chrysippus, Plain Tiger

Danaus plexippus, Monarch


Euploea core, Common Crow

Graphium agamemnon, Tailed Jay

Tailed Jay

Hebornia glaucippe, Giant Orange Tip

Heliconius cydno, Cydno Longwing

Heliconius erato, Red Postman

Heliconius hecale, Tiger Longwing

Tiger Longwing

Heliconius melpomene, Postman



Hypolimnas bolina, Great Eggfly

Idea leuconoe, Tree Nymph

Mimoides ilus branchus, Mimic Kite Swallowtail
Morpho peleides, Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho, Plain Tiger and Clipper

Papilio demoleus, Lime butterfly

Papilio lowi, Asian Swallowtail

Papilio memnon, Great Mormon

Great Mormon

Great Mormon

Great Mormon

Papilio nephelus, Black and White Helen

Black and White Helen

Papilio polytes, Common Mormon

Common Mormon

Papilio rumanzovia, Scarlet Swallowtail

Scarlet Swallowtail

Scarlet Swallowtails mating

Parides zacynthus polymetus, Black Swallowtail

Parthenos sylvia, Clipper


Red-crowned Parakeet, Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
(cross between a yellow and wild green type) 

Ring-necked Parakeet, Psittacula krameri

Tirumala limniace, Blue Tiger

Blue Tiger 

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