Mato Grosso, Brazil
Butterfly List
June 18 - July 2, 2011
Chapada dos Guimaraes
Alta Floresta & the Rio Cristolino River & Lodge
The Pantanal

This list is tentative; any changes or corrections would be deeply appreciated. Please contact me.

A special thanks to Kim Garwood & Richard Lehman and their excellent book "Butterflies of Southern Amazonia". Available at their website .

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Papilionidae: Swallowtails

  • Glaucolaus Kite-Swallowtail Protesilaus glaucolaus Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Short-lined Kite-Swallowtail Protographium agesilaus Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Torquatus Swallowtail Heraclides torquatus Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Belus Swallowtail Batus belus Rio Cristolino June 2011


LEP #1 .... Kite Swallowtails
possibly both species Protesilaus or Protographium
Rio Cristolino Lodge, June 2011


LEP #2... Torquatus Swallowtail


LEP #59 ....Belus Swallowtail
Rio Cristolino Lodge, June 2011

Pieridae: Whites & Sulphurs

  • Florida White Glutophrissa Drusilla Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Lycimnia White Melete lycimnia Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Mimosa Yellow Pyrisitia nise The Pantanal, June 2011
  • Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Apricot Sulphur Phoebis argante Rio Cristolino June 2011


LEP #3 .... Cloudless and Apricot Sulphurs (with Kite-Swllowtails)
Rio Cristolino Lodge, June 2011


LEP #4 .... Mimosa Yellow


LEP #5... Lycimnia White
Kim shows 3 sub-species (not sure which one this is but shape of black band suggests M. l. lycimnia)

Lycaenidae:
Blues,Coppers & Hairstreaks

  • some small "Blues" in the Pantanal, possibly Hanno Blues??????
  • Satyroides Hairstreak Evenus satyroides
    Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #6... Satyroides Hairstreak Evenus satyroides
photographed by Marcela Pena Padua

Riodinidae: Metalmarks

  • Croesus Eyemark Semomesia Croesus Rio Cristolino , June 2011
  • Meneria Metalmark Amarynthis meneria Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Black-patched Metalmark Lasaia agesilas Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Lysippus Metalmark Riodina Lysippus The Pantanal, June 2011
  • Periander Metalmark Rhetus periander Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Sarota sp. Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Starry Night Metalmark Echydna punctate Chapada dos Guimarae & Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #7 .... Croesus Metalmark - male


LEP #8... Croesus Metalmark - female


LEP #9 .... Periander Metalmark Rhetus periander
Chapada dos Guimaraes


LEP #10... Black-patched Metalmark


LEP #11 ....Lysippus Metalmark


LEP #12... Periander Metalmark
Rio Cristolino, June 2011
photographed by Marcela Pena Padua


LEP #13 ....Sarota sp.
photographed by Bret Whitney


LEP #14... Starry Night Metalmark

Nymphalidae

  • American Snout Libytheana carinenta Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Queen Danaus gillipus The Pantanal , June 2011
  • Ethilia Longwing Heliconius ethilia Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Erato Longwing Heliconius erato Rio Cristolino and the Pantanal, June 2011
  • Wallace’s Longwing Heliconius wallacei Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Banded Longwing Dryadula phaetusa Alta Floresta, June 2011
  • Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanilla Chapada dos Guimaraes
  • Piera Satyr Haetera piera Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Pierella sp.; Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Cleopatra Satyr Taygetis Cleopatra Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Beauty sp. Baeotus aeilus or japetus ; Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • White Peacock Anartia jatrophe the Pantanal, June 2011


LEP #48 .... Ethilia Longwing


LEP #51 .... Erato Longwing Rio Cristolino sub-species


LEP #51a ... Erato Longwing (northern sub-species)

LEP #55...
photographed along the same road in the Pantanal
north of Porto Jofre as Lep #51a conforming with ID as the northern sub-species of the Erato


LEP #17... Wallaces Longwing


LEP #53 ... Banded Longwing


LEP #18 .... Piera Satyr
photograph by Bret Whitney


LEP #19 ... White Peacock

  • Tropical Buckeye Junonia evarete Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Jucunda Napeocles jucunda Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Malachite Siproeta stelenes Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Orion Historis odius Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Tegosa sp.; Alta Floresta, June 2011


LEP #20 .... Tropical Buckeye y


LEP #21 ... Orion


LEP #22 .... Tegosa sp.

  • Pointer Sister Adelpha iphiclus Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Adelpha sp. Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Mesentina Sister Adelpha mesentina Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Zunilda Emperor Doxocopa zunilda Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #23 .... Pointer Sister


LEP #23... Pointer Sister

LEP #52.... Mesentina Sister


LEP #24.... Adelpha sp.


LEP #25... Zunilda Emperor

  • Orsilochus Daggerwing Marpesia orsilochus Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Ruddy Daggerwing Marpesia Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Many-banded Daggerwing Marpesia chiron Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Norica Daggerwing Marpesia themistocles norica Rio Cristolino June 2011
  • Berania Daggerwing Marpesia berania Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Little Banner Nica flavilla Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #26 .... Daggerwings


LEP #27....


LEP #28...


LEP #29 .... Orsilochus Daggerwing

LEP #54.... Little Banner

  • Cynosura Eighty-eight Callicore cynosure Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Kolyma Eighy-Eight Catacore Kolyma Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Clymena Eighty-eight Diaethria clymena Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Pygas Eighy-eight Callicore pygas Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Four-spotted Sailor Dynamine gisella Chapada dos Guimaraes June 2011


LEP #30.... Cynosura Eighty-eight


LEP #31... Kolyma Eighty-eight


LEP #32.... Clymena Eighty-eight


LEP #32... Clymena Eighty-eight


LEP #63 .... possible Hystaspes Eighty-Eight Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #33.... Four-spotted Sailor


LEP #33... Four-spotted Sailor

  • Shining Purplewing Eunica Alpais Rio Cristolino, June 2011
    or possibly Blue-celled Purplewing Eunica volumna
  • Starry Night Cracker Hamadryas laodamia Chapada dos Guimaraes & Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Variable Cracker Hamadryas feronia The Pantanal , June 2011
  • Gray Cracker Hamadryas februa The Pantanal , June 2011


LEP #34.... Purplewing sp. either alpais (Shining) or
volumna (Blue-celled)

LEP #58... same bug as #34


LEP #36.... Variable Cracker


LEP #37... Gray Cracker

  • Pyrrogyia sp." Redrings", Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Orange Banner Temenis laothoe Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Itys Leafwing Zaretis itys Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Achilles Morpho Morpho Achilles Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Deidamia Morpho Morpho deidamia Alta Floresta, June 2011
  • Bia Owl Bia Actorion Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #38.... Pyrrogyia sp." Redrings


LEP #39...Pyrrogyia sp." Redrings


LEP #40.... possible Itys Leafwing


LEP #41.. Deidamia Morpho


LEP #42.... Bia Owl
photographed by Marcelo Pena Padua


LEP #41.. Achilles Morpho

  • Illioneus Giant-Owl Caligo illioneus Alta Floresta, June 2011
  • Forest Giant-Owl Caligo eurilochus Rio Cristolino, June 2011
  • Opsiphanes sp. Feeding on a dead anaconda on the river, Rio Cristolino, June 2011


LEP #43.... Illioneus Giant-Owl


LEP #44.... Forest Giant-Owl


LEP #60 .... Opsiphanes sp. on dead anaconda

Hesperiidae: Skippers

  • Skipper sp. , The Pantanal, June 2011
  • possible Mylon???? ,Alta Floresta, June 2011
  • Longtail sp. Alta Floresta, June 2011
  • Antigonus or Paches sp., Rio Cristolino , June 2011

      LEP #45.... Skipper sp.


      LEP #46.... possible Mylon???


      LEP #47.... Longtail sp.


      LEP #49.... possible Antigonus sp.

MISC IMAGES

LEP #57 probably Norica Daggerwing Marpesia themistocles norica photographed at Cristolino River Lodge

LEP #56

LEP #61 possible Menelaus Morpho
photographed by Bret Whitney

LEP #62 another Purplewing, possibly E.mygdonia
Blind Purplewing per KG