Friday, 9 March 2018

Butterflies at Wisley 2018

The "Butterflies in the Glasshouse" exhibition is held annually at RHS Wisley during January & February. I find this event an enjoyable way to spend a cold and dull winter's day trying to improve my basic knowledge of butterflies from around the world.
Here is a selection of images from this year.
Batwing (Atrophaneura semperi)
(The first two images are males, the next two are females)

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Mocker Swallowtail (Papilio dardanus)
(The first two images are males, the next is female)

Giant Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe)

Glasswing (Greta oto)

Postman (Heliconius melpomene)

White Morpho (Morpho polyphemus)

Tiger Leafwing (Consul fabius)

Autumn Leafwing (Doleschallia bisaltide)

Blue Wave (Myscelia cyaniris)

Blue-frosted Banner (Catonephele numilia)
(male and female)

Clipper (Parthenos sylvia sylvia)

Some species readily breed within the butterfly house environment and their larvae can sometimes be spotted feeding on the tropical foliage.
Pale Owl (Caligo memnon) (early instar larvae on banana leaf)  

Pale Owl (C.memnon) (mature larva)

Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) (larva)

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