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Butterflies - In the Colors of the Rainbow
Tiger Leafwing Butterfly and Cairns BirdwingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly - Papillo thoas
Green Malachite Butterfly - Siproeta stelenes
Green Banded Peacock Butterfly - Papilio palinurus
The Royal Blue Butterfly - Myscelia cyaniris
Butterflies from Around the World and Colors of the Rainbow
A Rainbow of Colors in Butterflies
If you but look, you can see a beautiful array of colors around you every day, even in nature. Butterflies are no different, but not the first place I would normally look for a rainbow of colors. I love butterflies and they bring much joy to my life. Besides growing a garden for them, and viewing them whenever I can, I try to capture them with my camera. To be clear, I capture butterflies with my camera only! We live in a time where we can learn so much just from a photo that need not hurt a butterfly in any way. I am blessed to be in this time, so I can take their pictures.
My family knows it is one of my favorite things to do. Next to the ocean, I love butterflies and gardening with a passion. The beauty inherent within these things never ceases to amaze me.
This article is just a photo gallery of butterflies, where you can see the many different colors they can come in. This by no means scratches the surface! I start with red, like I first recall memorizing the colors of the rainbow. I try to include at least one butterfly from each category. You will see some reds, if you look closely, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples. Sometimes, you see a fluorescent version, or a light version of the colors.
My hope is that you enjoy seeing these little works of art, alive in nature. It's a lucky thing to view one these beauties in their short life span in this winged stage of their lives. Thank you for stopping by.
* If you care to see butterfly up close a bit more, click on the image and it may show up a bit larger. I will number them as well, and you can share your favorite. One is in a thumbnail, the one with the orange and yellow on the wings. If you click on that small image it will enlarge so you can it more clearly.
Photo 1 - This is the one butterfly in this hub that I am not sure of the name. I had thought it was a Ruby Lacewing, or Cethosia hypsea. That butterfly is from Asia, but this one looks different enough from the Ruby or Red Lacewing, that I am just not confident enough to state it as such.
Photo 2 - Tiger Leafwing, or Consul Fabius. These butterflies are from Central and South America.
Photo 3 - This amazing colored butterfly is a male Cairns Birdwing, or Troides Priamus. It is a newer butterfly to me, but I love it! The colors are amazing, and seem to be so bright as they reflect almost a fluorescence. It is amazing to see such bold color in nature, yet we do again. I love this butterfly and will update once I know more.
Photo 4 - Thoas Swallowtail, or Papilio thoas. This is mainly yellow and black, and a beautifully shaped butterfly. These can be found in Central and South America as well.
Photo 5 - Green Malachite butterfly, or Siproeta stelenes. This one also is found in Central or South America.
Photo 6 - The Royal Blue Butterfly, or Myscelia cyaniris. This beauty is also from Central or South America.
Photo 7 - The Blue Clipper Butterfly, or Parthenos sylvia blue and is from Asia. There is a brown version that has some brown or golden colors. Both are very pretty. I have seen the blue ones with purples and pinks in the colors on the wing as well. Either one looks like a sunset on the butterfly.
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