Butterfly Rainforest

March 11, 2014

The Butterfly Rainforest inside the University of Florida's Museum of Natural History is a place of pure, wide-eyed wonderment. Here, hundreds of butterfly species float through a lush garden of tropical plants over waterfalls and turtle ponds. Beneath and above the understory small exotic birds preen themselves or bathe in ceramic bowls. Below are just a few of the garden's species.

Idea leuconoe a.k.a Rice Paper, Paper Kite, or Tree Nymph of Southeast Asian origin. 

Monarch

Morphos BlueMorphos Blue

Female Morphos Blue

Unidentified species.


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