The Butterfly Collection

Butterflies and moths make up a large group of insects known as the Order Lepidoptera. The name derives from the Greek lepido, or scale, and ptera, or wings, and refers to the tiny scales that cover the wings and the rest of the body. Active during the day, butterflies live almost everywhere around the world, from Arctic tundra to tropical rain forests. Moths are active at night. There are more than 15,000 species of butterflies. Most butterflies usually live two to three weeks, but some can live longer.

Butterfly species
African Moon Moth

(Argema mimosae)

PHOTO: African moon moth
Atala Hairstreak

(Eumaeus atala)

Atala Hairstreak
Atlas Moth

(Attacus atlas)

PHOTO: Atlas moth
Banded Peacock

(Papilio palinurus)

Banded Peacock
Blue Morpho

(Morpho peleides)

Blue Morpho
Blue Tiger

(Tirumala limniace)

PHOTO: Blue tiger butterfly
Blue-banded Swallowtail

(Papilio nireus)

PHOTO: Blue-banded swallowtail butterfly
Chinese Peacock

(Papilio bianor)

Chinese Peacock
Clipper

(Parthenos sylvia)

Clipper
Clouded Mother of Pearl

(Salamis anacardii)

Cloudless Giant Sulphur

(Phoebis sennae)

Cloudless Giant Sulphur
Common Buckeye

(Junonia [Precis] coenia)

Common Buckeye
Common Lacewing

(Cethosia biblis)

Red Lacewing
Common Sergeant

(Athyma perius)

PHOTO: Common sergeant butterfly
Doris Longwing

(Heliconius doris)

PHOTO: Doris longwing butterfly
Flame-bordered Charaxes

(Charaxes protoclea)

Flame-bordered Charaxes
Ghost Sulphur

(Anteos clorinde)

Ghost Sulphur
Giant Owl

(Caligo memnon)

PHOTO: Giant owl butterfly
Golden Birdwing

(Troides rhadamantus)

Golden Birdwing
Golden Helicon

(Heliconius hecale)

Golden Helicon
Great Eggfly

(Hypolimnas bolina)

Great Eggfly
Great Mormon

(Papilio memnon)

Great Mormon
Great Orange Tip

(Hebomoia glaucippe)

Great Orange Tip
Green-veined Charaxes

(Charaxes candiope)

Green-veined Charaxes
Grey Cracker

(Hamadryas feronia)

PHOTO: Grey cracker butterfly
Julia Longwing

(Dryas iulia)

Julia Longwing
King Cracker

(Hamadryas amphinome)

King Cracker
Large Cruiser

(Vindula erota)

Large Cruiser
Large Striped Swordtail

(Graphium antheus)

Large Striped Swordtail
Leopard Lacewing

(Cethosia cyane)

PHOTO: Leopard lacewing butterfly
Magellan Birdwing

(Troides magellanus)

Magellan Birdwing
Malachite

(Siproeta stelenes)

Mexican Sister

(Adelpha fessonia)

Mexican Sister
Mocker Swallowtail

(Papilio dardanus)

PHOTO: Mocker swallowtail butterfly
Monarch

(Danaus plexippus)

Monarch Butterfly
Orange-Barred Sulphur

(Phoebis philea)

Orange-Barred Sulphur
Orchard Swallowtail

(Papilio demodocus)

Orchard Swallowtail
Paper Kite

(Idea leuconoe)

Paper Kite
Peacock Pansy

(Junonia almana)

PHOTO: Peacock pansy butterfly
Pearl Charaxes

(Charaxes varanes)

Pearl Charaxes
Pink Rose

(Pachliopta kotzebuea)

Pink Rose
Pipevine Swallowtail

(Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail
Rothschild Silkmoth

(Rothschildia lebeau)

Rothschild Silkmoth
Sapho Longwing

(Heliconius sapho)

Sapho Longwing
Sara Longwing

(Heliconius sara)

PHOTO: Sara longwing
Scarlet Mormon

(Papilio rumanzovia)

Scarlet Mormon
Small Postman

(Heliconius erato)

Small Postman
Snow Peacock

(Anartia jatrophae)

PHOTO: Snow peacock butterfly
Spicebush Swallowtail

(Papilio troilus)

Spicebush Swallowtail
Starry Night Cracker

(Hamadryas laodamia)

Starry Night Cracker
Tailed Jay

(Graphium agamemnon)

Green Triangle
Thoas Swallowtail

(Papilio thoas)

Thoas Swallowtail
Violet-spotted Charaxes

(Charaxes violetta)

PHOTO: Violet-spotted charaxes
White-barred Charaxes

(Charaxes brutus)

White-barred Charaxes
Whitened Bluewing

(Myscelia cyaniris) 

Whitened Bluewing
Zebra Longwing

(Heliconius charithonia)

PHOTO: Zebra longwing butterfly