12 Rare-Sighted And Appealing Butterfly Species


5. Orange Tiger/ Banded Orange Heliconian/Banded Orange

Dryadula Phaetusa
Dryadula Phaetusa
Banded Orange Heliconian, Banded Orange or Orange Tiger (Dryadula Phaetusa) is a brilliant orange and black colored butterfly native from Brazil to central Mexico. The male is bright orange with thick black stripes, and relatively duller orange with fuzzier black stripes in females. It feeds primarily on the nectar of flowers and bird droppings. Its wingspan ranges from 86 to 89 mm.

 

4. Orchard Swallowtail

Orchard Swallowtail
Orchard Swallowtail
Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly Australia
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Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly
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Orchard Swallowtail in Australia
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Orchard Swallowtail (Scientific name: Papilio aegeus) is an Australian butterfly from the Family Papilionidae found in Eastern Australia. It is the largest butterfly commonly found in Brisbane. It feeds on citrus fruits and trees. Both male and female have black forewings with a white stripe. The wings span is about 105 millimeters.

 

3. Antheraea Mylitta

Antheraea Mylitta
Antheraea Mylitta
Antheraea mylitta Grey
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Antheraea mylitta
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Antheraea mylitta
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This attractive and colorful specie is very variable in color, with individuals ranging from the typical sandy-yellow of the female through brownish-grey, chocolate-brown, bronze, reddish-brown and chromium-yellow. The type which has red and pale pink markings, is rare in males. It lives on oak and apple trees and needs warmth and humidity to survive.

 

2. Metal Mark Butterfly

Metalmark Butterfly
Metalmark Butterfly
Arizona Metalmark Butterfly
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Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly (Scientific name: Apodemia Mormo Langei) is an endangered North American butterfly from the family Riodinidae. Lange’s metalmark is a fragile, brightly colored butterfly in the Riodinidae. Red-orange coloration extends through the inner forward half of the forewing. Below, the wings have a more muted pattern of gray, white, black, and orange.

 

1. Silvery Blue Butterfly

Silvery Blue Butterfly
Silvery Blue Butterfly
Silvery Blue
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Silvery blue butterfly (Scientific name: Glaucopsyche Lygdamus) is a beautiful and attractive butterfly having appealing blue and silver colors. They are mostly found in woodlands, meadows and parks from early May to early July. The silvery blue’s wingspan ranges from 7/8 to 1 1/4 inches. The male’s upper side is an iridescent, silvery blue with a narrow dark border; the female is duller in color.

Battus polydamas antiquus is an extinct subspecies of the Polydamas Swallowtail within the Papilionidae family.

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