Beautiful Butterflies (and Moths)

This past year, I travelled to Costa Rica, Florida, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, and Japan, where I was able to see hundreds of fascinating animals. Some of my favourites, and definitely my most common sightings, were the butterflies. They are always tough to get photos of; every time I step near they just flutter away, but I did manage to capture some fantastic photos!

Below is a gallery of all the butterflies and moths I managed to photograph this past year (excluding the first which is my favourite moth/butterfly of all time).


Canada


  • Name: Cecropia Moth
  • Location: Hamilton, Canada
  • Date: June 6, 2014

  • Name: Monarch Butterfly
  • Location: Hamilton, Canada
  • Date: June August 28, 2019

Florida


  • Name: White Peacock
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Date: March 22, 2019

  • Name: Red Admiral
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Date: March 22, 2019

  • Name: Phaon Crescent
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Date: March 22, 2019

Costa Rica


  • Name: Pale Owl-Butterfly
  • Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Date: March 10, 2019

  • Name: White Satyr
  • Location: Guatuso, Costa Rica
  • Date: March 11, 2019

  • Name: Amastus
  • Location: Abangares, Costa Rica
  • Date: March 14, 2019

Switzerland



  • Name: Common Geranium-bronze
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Date: August 11, 2019
  • Name: Silver-Washed Fritillary
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Date: August 11, 2019

France


  • Name: Dark Green Fritillary
  • Location: Haute-Savoie , France
  • Date: August 9, 2019

  • Name: Chalkhill Blue
  • Location: Haute-Savoie , France
  • Date: August 9, 2019

  • Name: Meadow Brown
  • Location: Haute-Savoie , France
  • Date: August 9, 2019

  • Name: Arran Brown
  • Location: Haute-Savoie , France
  • Date: August 9, 2019

Japan


  • Name: Pea Blue
  • Location: Naha, Japan
  • Date: August 18, 2019

  • Name: Tiny Grass Blue
  • Location: Ishigaki, Japan
  • Date: August 19, 2019

Hong Kong


  • Name: Plain Tiger Butterfly
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Date: August 14, 2019

  • Name: Formosan Swift
  • Location: Shek O, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 13, 2019

  • Name: False Tiger Moth
  • Location: Shek O, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 13, 2019

  • Name: Red-based Jezebel
  • Location: Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 13, 2019

  • Name: Banded Treebrown
  • Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 21, 2019

  • Name: Common Sailor
  • Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 21, 2019

  • Name: Blue-spotted Crow Butterfly
  • Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 21, 2019

  • Name: Tailed Jay
  • Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Date: August 21, 2019

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Which butterfly/moth from this gallery is your favourite? Mine is definitely the Cecropia Moth! Let me know yours in the comments below!

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