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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Puerto Rican Butterflies

Went on a 4 day birding trip to Puerto Rico from March 11-14. Managed to record 15 species of butterflies during the 4 days. Two of the butterflies were Puerto Rican endemics. The first endemic was Calisto nubila - Puerto Rican Ringlet.  The second was Corathus borincona - Puerto Rican Skipper.                            
Calistro nubila                                          
March 11, 2014
Common on the trip

Choranthus borincona
March 13, 2014
Maricao National Forest

Papilio pelaus - Antillean Swallowtail
March 12, 2014
Bosque Rio Abajo


Complete list of butterflies and skippers:
Pyrgus oileus - Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Choranthus borincona - Puerto Rican Skipper
Papilio androgeus - Androgeus Swallowtail
Papilio pelus - Antillean Swallowtail
Phoebis statira - Statira Sulphur
Danaus plexippus - Monarch
Heliconius charithonia - Zebra Heliconian
Dryas julia - Julia Heliconian
Agraulis vanillae - Gulf Fritillary
Junonia genoveva - Tropical Buckeye
Anarita jatrophae - White Peacock
Siproeta stelenes - Malachite
Adelpha gelania - Modest Sister
Archaeoprepona demophoon - Two-spotted Prepona or Silver King
Calisto nubila - Puerto Rican Ringlet

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a great trip. I am very jealous! I saw five of those species when I was in St Lucia last winter. The most common butterflies there were Eurema and Phoebis species.