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Insects of the Pantanal


Insects of the Pantanal


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Photo album of insects living in the Pantanal, South America
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Butterfly of the Pantanal 00 Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Heliconiinae
You will observe powerful flight to and from Brazil over Paraguay River.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 02 Ascia monuste
Family:Pieridae
Subfamily:Pierinae
In January and February, they show themselves in a tremendously great number like a snowstorm.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 03 Phoebis sennae
Family:Pieridae
Subfamily:Coliadinae
Photographing is easier when they are at water than at flower.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 01 Dryadula phaetusa
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Heliconiinae
They say, a bird never eats this untasty species more than once.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 01pair Dryadula phaetusa
Positions of the two, up or down, are not fixed.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 04ペア Leptotes cassius
Family:Lycaenidae
Subfamily:Polyommatinae
Another couple.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 05 Urbanus teleus
Family:Hesperiidae
Subfamily:Pyrginae
Swift like a swallow.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 06 Scientific name here
Slept under the roof.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 07 Caligo ilioneus
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Morphinae
Big wings and dynamic flight.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 08 Scientific name here
Will you please help identify this species?

Butterfly of the Pantanal 09 Scientific name here
On sunny days, blossum of durante lira (or duranta) attracts many butterflies.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 11 Scientific name here
Bougainvillaea as "siempre-florecimient" offers a favorite source of honey for insects.

Butterfly of the Pantanal 10 Anartia jatrophae
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Nymphalinae
Stayed indoor during a heavy rainfall. It's sunny now.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 12 Libytheana carinenta
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Libytheinae

Butterfly of the Pantanal 13 Scientific name here
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Butterfly of the Pantanal 14 Pyrgus oileus
Family:Hesperiidae
Subfamily:Hesperiinae

Butterfly of the Pantanal 15 Phoebis philea
Family:Pieridae
Genus:Phoebis
Similar to Phoebis sennae above, but much larger.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 16 Scientific name here
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Many of this species spend the night indoor. Red eyes.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 17 Scientific name here
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Decorated with silver dots.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 18 Scientific name here
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Huge groups come in January. They are all upside down on the wall.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 19 Hamadryas februa
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Biblidinae
This one is not always upside down.
Butterfly of the Pantanal 20 Hylephia phyleus
Family:Hesperiidae
Subfamily:Hesperiinae

Moth of the Pantanal 00 Notodontidae?
The moth has a bright-colored body which makes it look like a vespa.

Moth of the Pantanal 01 Arctiidae?
Fashionable wings.

Moth of the Pantanal 02 Arctiidae?
Good for winter?

パンタナールの蛾03 ArctiidaeDoesn't it look like a scorpion.


Moth of the Pantanal 04 Scientific name here
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Moth in moss-green.

Moth of the Pantanal 05 Scientific name here
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50mm long.

Moth of the Pantanal 06 Scientific name here
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160mm wide.

Moth of the Pantanal 07 Scientific name here
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Not so visible with the wings closed.

Moth of the Pantanal 08 i>Scientific name here
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Flies like a petal of red and white.

Moth of the Pantanal 09 Scientific name here
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Very visible flight may be risky.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 00 Erythemis vesiculosa
Family:Libellulidae
Subfamily:Libellulinae
Less visible on green grasses.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 00a Scientific name here
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Dragonfly of the Pantanal 01 Micrathyria cf hesperis
Family:Libellulidae
Subfamily:Libellulinae
Tail upright.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 02 Scientific name here
The two have danced in the air.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 03 Erythrodiplax umbrata
Family:Libellulidae
Subfamily:Libellulinae
Nicely striped wings.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 04 Erythrodiplax?
They fill up the blue skies of autumn.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 05 Scientific name here
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Hit by rain, it could not fly well.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 06 Scientific name here
Flying red pepper.

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 07 Scientific name here
Alien?

Dragonfly of the Pantanal 08 Scientific name here
Mafia?

Cicada of the Pantanal 00 Scientific name here
Sings, "riririririririri..."

Cicada of the Pantanal 01 Scientific name here


Cicada of the Pantanal 02 Scientific name here


パンタナールの大タガメ Scientific name here
From head to tail, 10.5cm。


ひっくり返った大タガメ Scientific name here
Once upside down, his end is not very far. Why don't you use your wings?


パンタナールのカメムシ00 Scientific name here
Is the big one Dad or Mom?
(Probably Dad.)
Grasshopper of the Pantanal 00 Scientific name here
A monster of grasshopper. 115mm long.

Grasshopper of the Pantanal 01 Scientific name here
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Flies like a monster. Soon to go into a bird's stomach.

Black locust of the Pantanal Scientific name here
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25mm long. Shiny body like a lacquerware.

Grasshopper of the Pantanal 00 Scientific name here
Look at the eye.

Grasshopper of the Pantanal 01 Scientific name here
Laying eggs.

Locust with very long antennas Scientific name here
An antenna is 66mm long. Click the picture to see the antennas.


Beetle of the Pantanal 00 Scientific name here
Early morning, you can find various beetles under streetlights.

Beetle of the Pantanal 01 Scientific name here
Single short horn.

パンタナールの甲虫00 Coraliomela brunnea
Family:Chrysomelidae
Very visible red color on green plants.

パンタナールのカミキリムシ00 Scientific name here<
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パンタナールのヒカリコメツキ Scientific name here<
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パンタナールのコガネムシ00 Scientific name here<
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Roach of the Pantanal Scientific name here
The roach has removed its old skin.

Yatei honeybee of the Pantanal Tetragonisca angustula
Yatei honeybee.
Click the picture to see the size.

Yatei bee of the Pantanal Scientific name here



Lightbug of the Pantanal: top view Scientific name here
In the morning, the firefly seems to have lost energy. 18mm long.

Lightbug of the Pantanal: bottom view Scientific name here
Upside down, the body itself is rather slim.
パンタナールの肢の長い蚊 Scientific name here
Why need such long legs? They are 66mm long each.


パンタナールのカマキリ Scientific name here
It is slim.


パンタナールのカマキリ Scientific name here
Slimmer. Different color.


White butterflies White butterflies at blossum of duranta
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White butterflies visit flowers Hummingbird and white butterflies at hibiscus flowers
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