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Meet Some of the Butterfly Stars of The Wings of the Tropics

From the jungles of Central and South America all the way to Asia, the stars of The Wings of the Tropics are truly an international swarm of characters. The man behind completely overseeing the exhibit, the “Butterfly Man” Martin Feather, carefully chose each and every one of them. In choosing which 40 species out of the up to 200 Fairchild is able to display, Mr. Feather followed a simple philosophy: his own words, “If you don’t say ‘Wow,’ I’m not doing my job.” Below is a sample of the species the 3,000 butterflies on display are part of, as well as where they originate from.

Asia

 

Costa Rica

 

Ecuador

 

El Salvador

Euploea mulciber
Idea leuconoe   
Cethosia cyane
Doleschallia bisaltide
Hypolimnas bolina
Kallima paralekta  
Lexias dirtea  
Parthenos sylvia lilacinus
Atrophaneura polyeuctes 
Chilasa clytia  
Graphium agamemnon
Pachliopta kotzebuea      
Ornithoptera priamus  
Attacus atlas                    

                       
     

Dryadula phaetusa
Archaeoprepona demophon
Biblis hyperia
Caligo mennon
Catonephele Mexicana
Eueides Isabella
Greta oto
Heliconius cydno
H. ismenius
H. sapho
Morpho peleides
Myscelia cyaniris
Nessaea aglaura
Panacea procilla
Parides iphidamas
Parides photinus
Philaethria dido
Euides isabella    

 

 
      Heliconius doris   
Heliconius atthis
H. melpomene    

H. erato 
 
    

 

Heliconius hecale (dark form)
Lycorea cleobaea
Mechanitis polymnia
Morpho polyphemus
Siproeta epaphus
Tithorea harmonia