Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lepidopteran Goodies

Mocker Swallowtail (Papilio dardanus). There seemed to be several of these. Not sure if it was the same one flitting about all over the place. Was mistaken for Graphium angolanus at first *^^*

Listing of new additions. Including video of a mystery swallowtail. *^^* Enjoy!

New Additions:

1. Heliconius ismenius or Heliconius hecale melicerta
1a. Heliconius hewistoni or Heliconius pachinus
2. "Blue Bellybutton" (Archaeoprepona demophon) *Note: Do either Archaeoprepona or Prepona species have a butterfly with this common name? It has a red proboscis
3. Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon)
4. White Barred Emperor/Charaxes (Charaxes brutus)
5. Charaxes candiope
6. Mocker Swallowtail (Papilio dardanus)
7. Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio palinurus)
8. Orange Tip *Anthocharini? Wikipedia mentions Anthocharini containing many but not all of the Orange Tip butterflies. Merely guessing. Wasn't able to see specimen too well for ID.
9. Troides helena
10. Hamadryas laodamia
11. Common Sailor (Neptis hylas)
12. Clearwing (Greta oto)

Also observed what might've been a butterfly egg on one of the trees. Idk what else it could've been despite the fact they're not allowed to have host plants for breeding in the exhibit (GET PERMITS DAMN IT! :P) but they mate in there anyway.

And then there was that Attacus atlas success story of reproduction......what a masterpiece. ♥ Anyway........

Any ideas? Need assistance on this one. Lots more are coming your way! ^__________________^ And happy Birthday to our Nina!! We miss you! ♥


Cyren said...

It is one of the female forms of Papilio memnon

Brittanie said...

Thank you!!!

I'll see if I can find out which form it is. This should be fun!