Lots of pictures here. But I didn't note the names of these colourful creatures in most of the photos. But the species of butterfly at the conservatory include the banded orange, blue morpho, common Mormon, cydno longwing, Doris longwing, Gulf fritillary, Julia, Low's swallowtail, monarch, mosaic, owl, red lacewing, Sara longwing, and small postman.
|This butterfly perched on the back of a lady's yellow jacket. They love bright colours.|
|It was hard to get a good photo. My strategy was to focus on a flower, and sooner or later a butterfly would land on it.|
|The average life span of most butterflies is two to three weeks. This Blue Morpho butterfly was dead and definitely a bit ragged around the edges, but still beautiful.|
|Ooooo there's a butterfly on my tummy.... it tickles!|
|The Magnificent Owl butterfly has large eye spots making them appear to have the eyes of a much larger animal.|
|Both the Owl butterfly and the Blue Morpho feed on the juices of rotting fruit.|