Butterflies

Butterflies, as everyone has known, are attractive winged beauties of nature. Although exact numbers are not known, there are about 17,500 species of butterflies spread throughout almost the entire world. Butterflies come in a variety of sizes. The world’s smallest known species, the blue pygmy found in southern California, has a wingspan of just over half an inch while the largest species, New Guinea’s Queen Alexandra's birdwing, can measure up to twelve inches from wingtip to wingtip. They are sensitive to sudden variations in light intensity. Thus a major challenge when approaching them when photographing is to avoid sudden movements. Butterflies and moths hear sounds through their wings. Johnston's organ is an organ at the base of a butterfly's antennae. This organ is responsible for maintaining the butterfly's sense of balance and orientation, especially during flight.

Common Pierrot

Common Pierrot

Black Rajah

Black Rajah

Spot Swordtail

Spot Swordtail

Common Leopard

Common Leopard

Mud-puddling

Mud-puddling

Inner wing

Inner wing

Butterflies

Angled Sunbeam

Angled Sunbeam

Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy

Blue Tiger

Blue Tiger

Moth

Moth

Spotted Small Flat (Sarangesa Purendra)

Spotted Small Flat (Sarangesa Purendra)

Uranid moth (Orudiza protheclaria)

Uranid moth (Orudiza protheclaria)

Blue Oakleaf

Blue Oakleaf

Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

Bamboo Tree Brown

Bamboo Tree Brown

Psyche

Psyche