Cuerna Critters: My favorite butterflies and moths of 2014

Beautiful butterflies…Nature’s wonderful creation

Erin C. McKiernan

For the past few months, I’ve been neglecting Cuerna Critters. To make up for it, I’ve put together some of my favorite shots from 2014. My favorites this year were the butterflies and moths. The shots below are shown in chronological order so you can get an idea of what I saw as the year progressed. It was a great year for ‘bugging’!

Biblis hyperia aganisa. January 12. Red Rim (Biblis hyperia aganisa). January 12.

Diaethria bacchis. Jan. 31. White-Patched Eighty-Eight (Diaethria bacchis). Jan. 31.

Cyanopepla sp. February 3. Moth (Cyanopepla sp.). February 3.

Cyanopepla sp. February 3. Moth (Cyanopepla sp.). February 3.

Opsiphanes boisduvallii. Feb 4, 2014. Orange Owl-Butterfly (Opsiphanes boisduvallii). February 4.

Archaeoprepona demophon occidentalis. Feb 6. One-Spotted Prepona (Archaeoprepona demophon occidentalis). February 6.

Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. March 10. Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). March 10.

Junonia sp. (evarete?). March 10. Buckeye (Junonia evarete?). March 10.

Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. March 10. Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). March 10.

Papilio rogeri pharnaces. March 15. Pink-Spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogeri pharnaces). March 15.

Papilio rogeri pharnaces. March 15. Pink-Spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogeri pharnaces). March 15.

Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. March 30. Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). March 30.

Parides photinus. April 27. Pink-Spotted Cattleheart (Parides photinus). April 27.

Danaus gilippus. May 9. Queen (Danaus gilippus). May 9.

DSCF7665_1 Queen (Danaus gilippus)…

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