Exotic Butterflies in Action!

Here's what's fluttering in forests from Latin America to Southeast Asia.
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Photo By: Image courtesy of Butterfly Wonderland

Photo By: Image courtesy of Sam Wilson

Photo By: Image courtesy of Sam Wilson

Photo By: Image courtesy of Sam Wilson

Photo By: Image courtesy of Sam Wilson

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Doris Longwing

Doris longwings come in many colors, but all have large yellow spots on the forewings. They can be found on passion vines across Central America, and at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Atlas Moth

Native to Southeast Asia, Atlas moths don't have mouths and live just a few weeks. The wingspan of females can spread up to 12 inches.

Blue Morpho

One of the largest butterflies in the world, the Blue Morpho lives in the rainforests of Latin America. Its brilliant blue wings have a brown underside.

Tiger Longwing

The Heliconius hecale, or Tiger Longwing, can be found from the Peruvian Amazon to Mexico.

Julia Butterfly

Unlike other butterflies, the bright orange Julia (Dryas iulia) is active throughout the day and loves lantana, caiman and shepherd's needle.

Mexican Bluewing

A striking member of the Nymphalidae family, the Mexican Bluewing has been spotted in Texas' Rio Grande Valley but is native to Columbia, Central America and Mexico.

Montezuma's Cattleheart

Known for is row of red crescents on the hind wing, this beautiful butterfly was named for an Aztec King.

Novice Friar

Found in forests around Mozambique, the Novice Friar is black with white markings.

Spotted Amberwing

Spotted Amberwings have yellow antennae and can be found in the Amazon.

White Peacock

White Peacock butterflies feed on white hyssop, petunias and shepherd's needle.