The butterfly watching or butterflying is a relatively recent activity, which has many supporters and tours in several countries of the world like United States, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia (Sulawesi), Uganda Taiwan, Hong Kong (Zoological and Botanical Gardens) and Estonia (Estonian Wildlife Tours). There are trails and in Salzburg in Austria.
In Brazil, given the growing concern about environmental issues, the increase in interest for the activities related to the environment and the growing spread of digital cameras, and also the great diversity of species of butterflies (about 3.300) and moths (about 23.000 species ), this activity has everything to grow. In fact, there are already some events on this activity. Also tours to observe butterflies.
As in birdwatching the applicant must go to places where there are flowers provided with binoculars, identification guide, discreet color preference of clothing because the butterflies have great power of vision, and mostly willingness to wait and enjoy this winged jewels.
This activity can be done in a garden in an abandoned land that has flowers in public parks, botanical gardens, in public squares, in short, anywhere where there are flowers.
The observation of butterflies is a very interesting form of recreation, not to mention that is very pleasant for those who like to be in contact with nature.
So, we decided to do a sector with records of thi spetacular insects by photos and videos from several locations, as follows. by Antonio Silveira.
Obds: photos and videos by Antonio Silveira, and collaborators who are identified in photos. Put the cursor over the photo to see the place)
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Records in other countries:
Battus philenor , Ciudad Juarez MEXICO-BLima (below)
Pieris rapae SAMALAYUCA MEXICO-BLima (below)
Pontia protodice CIUDAD JUAREZ MEXICO-BLima (below)
Pyrgus communis (female) Ciudad Juarez MEXICO-Bruno Lima (below)
Urbanus dorantes Ciudad Madera MEXICO-Bruno Lima (below)
Vanessa cardui CIUDAD JUAREZ MEXICO-BLima (below)
Adelpha syma – Laguna del Diario-Maldonado-UY, Antonio Silveira
Agraulis vanillae-Pan de Azuca-Maldonado -UY- Antonio Silveira
Colias lesbia, Laguna del Diario,Maldonado,UY, Antonio Silveira
Doxocopa sp (probably D. laurentia). Laguna del Diario,Maldonado-UY, Antonio Silveira
Junonia genoveva hiraris, Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Antonio Silveira
Hylephila phyleus , Laguna del Diario-Maldonado, UY, Antonio Silveira
Pyrgus sp , Laguna del Diario,Maldonado,UY,Antonio Silveira
Vanessa braziliensis-Laguna del Diario,Maldonado-UY- Antonio Silveira
Not yet identified
thanks to collaborations of Biol Bruno Lima with some photos of Brasil and México.
Antonio Silveira: 03-1-2015. last up date 02-8-2015.