Butterfly-watching in Misiones-AR

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On April and October 2005, and March and April, September and October  2016, and March 2017 we were in Misiones Province, Argentina, more exactly in Puerto Iguazu and Iguazu National , to make observations of the natural beauty, especially birds and butterflies.
There are about 800 species of butterflies and moths in Misiones and it is certainly one of best places in the world to see butterflies.
Here are photos and videos of some species registered by us. By Antonio Silveira.

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Achlyodes busirus rioja Evans, 1953; Giant Sicklewing (probably) (below)

Achlyodes busirus rioja1-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Agraulis vanillae maculosa (Stichel, [1908])   (below)

Agraulis vanillae-PuertoIguazu-AR-22-10-15-ASilveira

Anartia amathea roeselia (Eschscholtz, 1821)    (below)

Anartia amathea roeselia-IguazuNP-AR-25-4-15-ASilveira

Adelpha malea goyama Schaus, 1902   (below)

Adelpha malea goyama1-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Anartia jatrophae  (Linnaeus, 1763)   (below)

Anartia jatrophae2-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Arawacus meliboeus (Fabricius, 1793); Meliboeus Stripestreak  (below)

Arawacus meliboeus-PuertoIguazu-AR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Ascia monuste orseis (Godart, 1819)   (below)

Ascia monuste orseis2-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Astraptes fulgerator (Walch, 1775)

Barbicornis basilis mona Westwood, 1851  (below)

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Battus polydamas (Linnaeus, 1758); Polydamas Swallowtail  (below)

Battus polydamas-PuertoIguazuAR-11-3-16-ASilveira

Biblis hyperia nectanabis   (Fruhstorfer, 1909)  (below)

Biblis hyperia nectanabis1-IguazuNP-AR-25-4-15-ASilveira

Caligo brasiliensis  (C. Felder, 1862)   (below)

Caligo brasiliensis-PuertoIguazu-AR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Callicore hydaspes (Drury, 1772)    (below)

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Callicore pygas thamyras (Ménétriés, 1857)  (below)

Callicore pygas thamyras1-PNIguazuAR-11-3-16-ASilveira

Colobura dirce dirce (Linnaeus, 1758); Dirce Beauty   (below)

Colobura dirce-PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira

Catonephele numilia neogermanica (Stichel, 1899)  (below)

Catonephele numilia neogermanica-PuertoIguazuAR-26-4-15-ASilveira

Caria (probably C. marsyas Godman, 1903)    (below)

Caria marsyas-prov1-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Chlosyne lacinia saundersi (Doubleday e Hewitson, 1849)   (below)

Chlosyne lacinia saundersi1-IguazuMisionesAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Diaethria clymena janeira (C. Felder, 1862); 88; Cramer’s 88 butterfly  (below)

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Dircenna dero celtina  Burmeister, 1878 (below)

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Dione juno (Cramer,. 1779)  (below)

Dione juno1-IguazuNP-AR-25-4-15-ASilveira

Doxocapa agathina vacuna  (Godart, [1824]) (abaixo)

Doxocapa agathina vacuna3-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Doxocona laurentia (Godart, [1824]) (below)

Doxocona laurentia1-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Dosocopa linda mileta  (Boisduval, 1870)  (below)

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Dryas iulia (Fabricius, 1775)  (below)

Dryas iulia alcionea2-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Dryadula phaetusa (Linnaeus, 1758)  (below)

Dryadula phaetusa1-PuertoIguazu-AR-24-4-16-ASilveira

Dynamine aerata  (A.Butler, 1877) (below)

Dynamine aerata-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Dynamine artemisia  (Fabricius, 1793); Small-eyed Sailor  (below)

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Dynamine postverta  (Cramer, [1780])  (below)

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Episcada hymenaea (Prittwitz, 1865) (probably) (below)

Episcada hymenaea-prov-PuertoIguazu-AR-24-4-16-ASilveira

Eresia lansdorfi  (Godart, 1819)  (below)

Eresia lansdorfi-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Eueides isabella dianasa (Hübner, [1806])   (below)

Eueides isabella dianasa2-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Haematera pyrame (Hübner, [1819])  (below)

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Hamadryas epinome (Felder & Felder, 1867); Epinome Cracker    (below)

Hamadryas epinome-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Hamadryas februa  (Hübner, [1823]); Grey Cracker or Gray Cracker  (below)

Hamadryas februa1a-PuertoIguazu-AR-22-10-15-ASilveira

Hamadryas feronia (Linnaeus, 1758); Variable Cracker  (below)

Hamadryas feronia1-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Heliconius erato phyllis (Linnaeus, 1758); Red postman    (below)

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Heliconius ethilla narcaea (Godart, 1819); Maria-boba (below)

Heliconius ethilla-PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira

Heliopetes alana  (Reakirt, 1868);  Alana White-Skipper  (below)

Heliopetes alana -PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira

Heraclides anchisiades capys (Hubner, [1809])  (below)

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Heraclides astyalus (Godart, 1819)   (below)

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Heraclides hectorides  (Esper, 1794) (below)

Heraclides hectorides1-PuertoIguazu-AR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Heraclides thoas brasiliensis (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)  (below)

Heraclides thoas brasiliensis1-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Heraclides thoas thoantiades (Burmeister, 1878); Thoas Swallowtail   (below)

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Hermeuptychia hermes  (Fabricius, 1775)   (below)

Hermeuptychia hermes-PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira

Historis odius (Fabricius, 1775)  (bellow)

Historis odius3-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Hypanartia lethe (Fabricius, 1793); Orange Mapwing   (below)

Hypanartia lethe2-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Hypothyris euclea laphria (Doubleday, 1847) (probably)  (below)

Hypothyris euclea laphria-prov-PIguazu-AR-24-4-16-ASilveira

Junonia genoveva hilaris (C. et R. Felder, 1867)   (below)

Junonia genoveva1-PuertoIguazu-AR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Lasaia agesilas (Latreille, [1809]); Shining-blue Lasaia  (below)

Lasaia agesilas-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Leptotes cassius  (Cramer, 1775); Cassius Blue or Tropical Striped Blue  (below)

Leptotes cassius1-PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira Leptotes cassius1v-PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira

Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777); American Snout

Libytheana c.carinenta1-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Marpesia chiron (Fabricius, 1775) ; Many-banded Daggerwing  (below)

Marpesia chiron1v-SelvaYryapu-PIgAR-23-10-15-ASilveira Marpesia chiron-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Marpesia petreus  (Cramer, 1776); Ruddy Daggerwing   (below)

Marpesia petreus2-IguazuNP-AR-24-4-15-ASilveira

Memphis moruus (Fabricius, 1775)  (bellow)

Memphis moruus-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Methona themisto  (Hübner, 1818)   (below)

Methona themisto-PIguazu-AR-24-4-16-ASilveira

Morpho achilles (or helenor) achillides   (Linnaeus, 1758)  (below)

Morpho achilles achillides1-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira Morpho achilles achillides1a-PIguazu-AR-24-4-16-ASilveira

Mylon maimon  (Fabricius, 1775); Common Mylon   (below)

Mylon maimon-PIguazu-AR-24-4-16-ASilveira

Ortilia ithra (Kirby, 1900); Ithra Crescent  (below)

Orthilia ilhra-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Ortilia velica durnfordi  (below)

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Papilio anchisiades capys  (Hübner, [1809])  (below)

Papilio anchisiades capys-SelvaYryapu-PIgAR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Parides anchises nephalion  (Godart, 1819)  (below)

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Perichares seneca  (Latreille, [1824])  (below)

Perichares seneca2-PuertoIguazuAR-27-4-15-ASilveira

Pareuptychia summandosa (Gosse, 1880)  (below)

Pareuptychia summandosa-PuertoIguazu-AR-22-10-15-ASilveira

Phocides pigmmalion hewitsonius   (below)

Phocides pigmmalion hewitsonius-PNIguazuAR-11-3-16-ASilveira

Phoebis argante (Fabricius, 1775)  (below)

Phoebis argante1-PuertoIguazuAR-11-3-16-ASilveira

Phoebis neocypris  (Hübner, 1823) (below)

Phoebis neocypris -SelvaYryapu-PIgAR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Phoebis sennae marcellina (Cramer, 1777); Cloudless Sulphur  (below)

Phoebis sennae marcellina2-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Placidina euryanassa  (C.et R.Felder, 1860)  (probably)  (below)

Placidina euryanassa2-SelvaYryapu-PIgAR-23-10-15-ASilveira

Protesilaus helios   (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)  (below)

Protesilaus helios1-PNIguazu-AR-24-10-15-ASilveira

Pseudolycaena marsyas (below)

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Pyrgus orcynoides  (Giacomelli, 1928)

Pyrrhogyra neaerea arge  Gosse, 1880   (below)

Pyrrhogyra neaerea arge-IguazuNP-AR-25-4-15-ASilveira

Pyrrhopyge charybdis charybdis  Weswood, 1852  (below)

Pyrrhopyge charybdis charybdis1-PNIguazuAR-11-3-16-ASilveira

Rhabdodryas trite banksi  (Breyer, 1939)  (below)

Rhabdodryas trite banksi1-PuertoIguazuAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Rekoa meton  (Cramer, 1779); Meton Hairstreak  (below)

Rekoa meton1-PuertoIguazuAR-11-3-16-ASilveira

Rhesus periander eleusinus  Stichel 1910  (below)

Rhesus periander eleusinus1-PuertoIguazuAR-27-4-15-ASilveira

Synargis victrix   (below)

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Siproeta epaphus trayja Hübner, [1823]

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Siproeta stelene meridionalis  (Fruhstorfer, 1909)  (below)

Siproeta stelene meridionalis2-PuertoIguazuAR-26-4-15-ASilveira

Taygetis laches marginata  Staudinger, [1887]   (below)

Taygetis laches marginata-PuertoIguazuAR-26-4-15-ASilveira

Tegosa claudina  (Eschscholtz, 1821)   (below)

Tegosa claudina1-PuertoIguazuAR-10-3-16-ASilveira

Temenis laothoe  Cramer, 1777   (below)

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Urbanus proteus (Linnaeus, 1758)   (below)

Urbanus sp1-IguazuMisionesAR-23-4-15-ASilveira

Yphthimoides straminea  (below)

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Thanks to my wife Gianine Luiza for the company on these trips.

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PANAPANÁ: (bando de borboletas) Butterflies in group:

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See some our videos:

Observando borboletas em Misiones AR 3 2017 Antonio Silveira

Observando a fauna da Selva de Misiones AR 3 2017 Antonio Silveira

Butterfly watching in Ruta101-Antrecito AR 17 3 17 Antonio Silveira

Callicore pygas thamyras Pto Iguazu,Misiones AR 20 3 17 Antonio Silveira

Vanessa braziliensis Puerto Iguazu,-AR 18 3 2017 Antonio Silveira

Arawacus meliboeus-Puerto Iguazu-AR 23 10 2015 Antonio Silveira

Butterfly watching in Misiones AR 3 2016 Antonio Silveira

Selva Yryapu – Misiones AR 10 2015 Antonio Silveira

Adelpha malea goyama, Puerto IguazuAR 26 4 2015 Antonio Silveira

Doxocapa agathina vacuna-PN Iguazu-AR-24 10 2015 Antonio Silveira

Panapaná-PN Iguazu-AR-24 10 2015 Antonio Silveira

Adelpha malea goyama,IguazuNP AR 24 4 2015 Antonio Silveira

Callicore hydaspes-PN Iguazu-AR-24 10 2015 Antonio Silveira

Butterfly watching PN Iguazu AR oct 2016 Antonio Silveira

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the author in field:

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Antonio Silveira: 28-4-2015. last updata 03-5-2016 and 16-9-2016. and 31-10-2016. and 22-3-2017.

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