I love Mother Nature, and it amazes me how beautifully she has painted the world around us. Just look at all the magical colors that can be found in plants and even in small creatures on our planet. Some creatures are so beautiful in fact that sometimes not even the best cameras in the world can capture their true essence and splendor.
To celebrate the colors of nature, I have created a fact and photo collection of some of the rarest and most beautiful butterflies and moths in the world, which I shall be sharing with you in this posting.
Just see here below to view this collection. Enjoy!
The Crowned Hairstreak is a very rare species of butterfly that can be found in Central America. Its caterpillars live off of leaves of the Sapotaceae family of plants.
The Madagascar Sunset Moth is a day-flying moth native to Madagascar. What makes this moth interesting is the fact that its caterpillar lives off of a very toxic family of plants known as Omphalea.
The Amber Phantom Butterfly can be found in Central and South America. All members of this genus of butterfly are quite elusive in nature, spending their entire lives hiding in plant life.
This beautiful butterfly variety can be found in Central and South America; located in large open areas such as rainforests.
The Blue Clipper is a fast flying species of butterfly that can be found in forested areas of Asia.
This gorgeous butterfly strain can be found in Australia. An interesting fact regarding this type of butterfly is that the females of the species are larger than the males.
The Glasswing family of butterflies gets their name from the fact that their wings are transparent, resembling glass. As the name further suggests, this specific breed of [Glasswing] butterfly is native to the Amazon.
Various species of this type of butterfly can be found all over the world, although they do tend to prefer hill regions. An interesting fact concerning the Apollo variety of butterfly is that their bright red markings fade to various shades of orange in the sun over time.
These butterflies are found in South Asia. According to Wikipedia, "they exist in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings; the dry-season form has few markings, while the wet-season form has additional eyespots and lines."
This magnificent creature can be found in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Its species loves flying in full sunshine, however it/they can also be found settling beneath the leaves of bushes.
This butterfly's name truly needs no explanation. Named for the giant eyespots (which clearly resemble owls' eyes) located on their wings, this strain can be found in rainforests and secondary rainforests of South and Central America, as well as Mexico.