News about Sommerfugle.

- science - discoveries - expeditions - tours - new photos of Butterflies by Lars Andersen

in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

first update February 5, 2014

last update November 21, 2017

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INVITATION!

If you have any photos of butterflies or has made a website or an article about butterflies in Denmark. Or have an exciting butterflies trip abroad to talk about. Can I either make links, photos or story here! 

email to Lars Andersen

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Latest articles, links and photos

November 2017

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Butterflies from Bolivia

by Hiroaki Takenouchi

21th november 2017

Felder's Firetip, Oxynetra semihyalina (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862).  Taipiplaya, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 7, 2017. Photographer; Hiroaki Takenouchi

Felder's Firetip, Oxynetra semihyalina (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862).
Taipiplaya, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia  november 7, 2017. Photographer; Hiroaki Takenouchi

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October 2017

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Butterflies from Altiplano, Bolivia

by Gottfried Siebel

14th october 2017

Rhamma familiaris (K. Johnson, 1991). Uchumachi 2480m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 6 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

Rhamma familiaris (K. Johnson, 1991).
Uchumachi 2480m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 6 may 2016. Photographer; Gottfried Siebel

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February 2017

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Sphinx Moth, Sphingidae

from Bolivia

9th february 2017

Obscure Sphinx, Erinnyis obscura (Fabricius, 1775). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 20, 2017. Photographer; Peter MøllmannAlope Sphinx, Erinyis alope (Drury, 1770).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 28, 2017. Photographer; Peter MøllmannZebra Sphinx, Isognathus leachi (Svainson, 1823). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 28, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Obscure Sphinx, Alope Sphinx, Zebra Sphinx,
Erinnyis obscura (Fabricius, 1775). Erinyis alope (Drury, 1770). Isognathus leachi (Svainson, 1823).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 20, 2017. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 28, 2017. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 28, 2017.
Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Thanks to Jean Haxaire to identify Sphingidae species from Bolivia

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October 2016

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Les Morpho

14th october 2016

Les Morpho: Distribution, diversification, behavior
Jean-Marc Gayman; Franck Merlier; Jacques Ouvaroff; Bruce Purser; Daniel Lacomme

Editor of
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On
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408 pages; 30.5 x 22 cm; joined
ISBN 978-2-9558531-0-8
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Lars Andersen has many Morpho pictures from Bolivia in the book.

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May 2016

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Mariposas de Bolivia

30th may 2016

Bolivian Butterflies in 4K part 2
From Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia jan-feb. 2016. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Latest articles, links and photos

March 2016

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New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for first time in 28 Years

16th march 2016

National Geographic: The Tanana Arctic may also be the state's only endemic butterfly. A scientist organizing butterfly specimens in a museum collection made a startling discovery: What people had thought was a variant of a common species is actually a totally new organism, and one with an interesting evolutionary history to boot. And what's more, the new species may be the only type of butterfly endemic to Alaska, meaning it is found there but nowhere else.

A group of eight scientists from three countries has named the new insect the Tanana Arctic, Oeneis tanana. It's the first new butterfly species described from Alaska in 28 years, and the research is now published in the Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera.

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Mariposas de Bolivia

14th march 2016

Bolivian Butterflies in 4K
From Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia jan-feb. 2016. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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February 2016

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Entomologica Romanica

26th february 2016

New issus 26 feb. 2016: Partial mtCOI-sequences of Balkanic species of Pseudochazara (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) reveal three well-differentiated lineages.

Autor: Kornél Takáts & Morten S Mølgaard

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New site about Swallowtails from Bolivia

Genus Heraclides (Hübner, 1819) & genus Pterourus (Scopoli, 1777)

19th january 2016

Heraclides paeon. Coroico, 1750 m.a.. Yungas. d. 25 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenHeraclides thoas cinyras. Caranavi d. 29 january 2010.Photographer; Lars AndersenHeraclides thoas brasiliensis. Caranavi elev. 860 m. d.  1 February 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Straight-banded Swallowtail Thoas Swallowtail Thoas Swallowtail
Heraclides paeon Heraclides thoas cinyras Heraclides thoas brasiliensis
(Boisduval, 1836) (Ménétriés, 1857) (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)

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Pluto Sphinx, Madoryx plutonius (Hübner, 1819).

16th february 2016

Pluto Sphinx, Madoryx plutonius (Hübner, 1819). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 15, 2016. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Pluto Sphinx, Madoryx plutonius (Hübner, 1819).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 15, 2016. Photographer; Peter Møllmann. Link to Facebook

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Mariposas de Bolivia 2016 - Moths / Insect

14th february 2016

Smaragd Sphinx, Oryba kadeni and Oryba achemenides

Oryba kadeni (Schaufuss, 1870). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Febuary 13, 2016. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannOryba achemenides (Cramer, 1779).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Febuary 14, 2016. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannCopacabana, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 30, 2016. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Oryba kadeni (Schaufuss, 1870) Oryba achemenides (Cramer, 1779) female. Oryba achemenides (Cramer, 1779) male.
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 13, 2016. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia February 14, 2016. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 30 , 2016.
Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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Remarkable butterflies look-alike lived 50 million years before butterflies appeard

3th february 2016

Illioneus Giant Owl, Caligo illioneus ssp. pheidriades (Fruhstorfer, 1912). Copacabana, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2016. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

A photo of the modern Owl Butterfly, Caligo illioneus look like a fossilized Kalligrammatid lacewing.
Copacabana, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 23, 2016. Photographer; Peter Møllmann
SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE NEWS / John Barrat / 3 february 2016: New fossils found in Northeastern China have revealed a remarkable evolutionary coincidence: an extinct group of insects known as Kalligrammatid lacewings (Order Neuroptera) share an uncanny resemblance to modern day butterflies (Order Lepidoptera). Even though they vanished some 50 million years before butterflies appeared on earth, they possess the same wing shape and pigment hues, wing spots and eyespots, body scales, long proboscides, and similar feeding styles as butterflies.

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Latest articles, links and photos

January 2016

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Southern Festoon, Zerynthia polyxena &
Cretan Festoon, Zerynthia cretica

26th january 2016

Guilandesommerfugl, Zerynthia polyxena. Vounihora, Delfi, Fokida, Grækenland d. 1 maj 1998. Fotograf; Tom Nygaard KristensenKreta-Guilandesommerfugl, Zerynthia cretica. Fournés, prov. Haniá,  Kreta, Grækenland d. 23 april 2006. Fotograf; Tom Nygaard Kristensen

Southern Festoon, Zerynthia polyxena. Cretan Festoon, Zerynthia cretica.
Vounihora, Delfi, Fokida, Greece may 1, 1998. Fournés, prov. Haniá, Crete, Greece april 23 , 2006.
Photographer; Tom Nygaard Kristensen

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Top 10 Rare or Endangered Butterflies

21th january 2016

Morpho menelaus godarti (Guérin-Méneville, 1844). Caranavi, Yungas. d. 6 February 2009. Photographer: Lars AndersenPrepona Praeneste buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. 9 Jan 2012. Fotograf, Peter MøllmannAgrias amydon boliviensis. Caranavi, Yungas. d. 12 january 2010. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Bolivian Morpho, Morpho menelaus ssp. godartii (Guérin-Méneville, 1844). Red Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana (Hewitson, 1876). White-spotted Agrias. Prepona (Agrias) amydon ssp. boliviensis (Fruhstorfer, 1895).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 6, 2009. Photographer; Lars Andersen Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 9, 2012. Photografpher; Peter Møllmann Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 12, 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen
     

Read more on Hubpages. June 19, 2015:

Butterflies are among the best-known and most commonly seen insects world-wide. Some butterflies, however, are quite rare. This guide features butterflies that most of us will never see in real life. From the spectacular Bhutan Glory to the gold-plated Ornithoptera croesus, these are insects that exist in small numbers in exotic places -- and in some cases are just barely hanging on to survival. Some are strikingly beautiful; others are average-looking insects that might fly right past you without you even noticing.

Top 10 Rare or Endangered Butterflies

Ceylon Rose, Papilio jophon
White-spotted Agrias, Prepona amydon ssp. boliviensis
Bolivian Morpho, Morpho menelaus ssp. godartii
Bhutan Glory, Bhutanitis lidderdalii
Red Blue Shoemaker, Prepona praeneste ssp. buckleyana
Chimaera Birdwing, Ornithoptera chimaera
Luzon Peacock, Papilio chikae
Homerus Swallowtail, Pteroerus homerus
Golden Kaiser-i-Hind, Teinopalpus aureus
Golden Birdswing, Ornithoptera croesus

Read more on Hubpages. June 19, 2015.

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A undescribed Lycaenidae species from Bolivia

From february 6, 2007 to january 16, 2016 i get the ID on this Ministreak species!

Calycopis species. Nicolaea cf. bagrada? besidia? (could be new sp.) . Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCalycopis species? Caranavi, Yungas. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Cleon Ministreak, Ministrymon cleon (Fabricius, 1775).
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 19, 2007. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 6, 2007.
Photographer; Lars Andersen
 
d. 16 january 2016; After nearly nine years ago, when I photographed this unknowns Ministreak species in Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia, where I perhaps thought it must be an undescribed species? I found it on the website "Learn about Butterflies and Moths". So finally I got the name on it. It is: Cleon Ministreak, Ministrymon cleon (Fabricius, 1775).
d. 11 january 2014; Dear Tom, There are several hairstreak species which have underside wing patterns similar to those shown on Andersen''s pictures, and I''m not even sure if both images represent the same species. I''d think they belong to Nicolaea, close to Nicolaea fabulla, but I suggest you ask Bob Robbins. Best regards, Gerardo
d. 10 january 2014; I sent it over to Gerardo Lamas in Peru to hear whether he knows it. Sincerely, Tom N. Kristensen. See more about the unknown Lycaenidae species on the website; fugleognatur.dk
d. 8 january 2014; I even think this unknown species is closest family with Calycopis centoripa as the red band on the rear wing bottom has a little different modes around discal-spot. Lars Andersen.
d. 8 january 2014; Mail from Kim Garwood d. 8 january 2014; Those are very nice shots of the mystery Nicolaea. There are quite few undescribed species in this genus, looking on Butterflies of America. I don't think anybody knows which one yours might be at this point. Thanks, K
d. 11 october 2013; This butterfly is probably an undescribed species related to Nicolaea demilineata from Paraguay. Atronox on Neotropical Butterfly Forum.
d. 27 march 2011; Nicolaea bagrada? besidia? (could be new sp.) ID from Jorge Bizarro.
d. 6 & 19 february 2007; first unknown Lycaenidae species photographed in Caranavi area by Lars Andersen.

Se more about the undescribed Lycaenidae species on Naturephotos.dk

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Genetic "paint box" shuffled between butterfly species to create new wing patterns

15th january 2016

Heliconius erato. Coroico 1300 m.h. d. 9 february 2012. Photographer Lars Andersen

Common Longwing, Heliconius erato venustus . Coroico, Yungas, elev. 1300 m. 9th February 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Research finds independent genetic switches control different splotches of colour and pattern on Heliconius butterfly wings, and that these switches have been shared between species over millions of years, becoming “jumbled up” to create new and diverse wing displays.

Read more in article on "University of Cambridge".

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Mariposas de Bolivia 2016

4th january 2016

Chorinea amazon. Caranavi, elev 870 m. Yungas. d. 3 january 2016. Photographer; Peter  Møllmann

Amazon Angel, Chorinea amazon (Sauders, 1859). Caranavi, Yungas. Bolivia d. 3 january 2016. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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December 2015

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New site with Caris & Melanis, Riodinidae

25th december 2015

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 January 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen Electron Pixie, Melanis electron (Fabricius, 1793). Caranavi, Yungas. d. 12 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen
Green Mantle, Caria unknown species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 January 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen Electron Pixie, Melanis electron (Fabricius, 1793). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen
See more about these beautiful jewels on the side with Emerald Metalmarks See more about these melanistic jewels on the side with Black Metalmarks

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Prehistoric moth discovered in Alps

16th december 2015

Austrian scientists have identified a previously unknown species of moth living almost 2,000 metres above sea level in the Italian Alps, which belongs to a family of moths which has not changed in its appearance for 130 million years.

The prehistoric moth, which is just 4 millimetres long, has been named by the experts from the Tyrolean State Museum as the Micropterix gaudiella and belongs to a family of prehistoric moths that make up the most ancient species of moths in the world.

Read more about Micropterix gaudiella

Neur alpiner urfalter entdeckt

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Rare Amazonian butterfly named after Sir David Attenborough

2th december 2015

Attenborough's Black-eyed Satyr, Euptychia attenboroughi. It is so rare it is only found in tropical forests of the upper Amazon basin. The butterfly is the 11th animal and genus to be named after the naturalist

Read more on : dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech

Caranavi. January 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Euptychia meta (Weymer, 1911). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Read more about Euptychia attenboroughi on ZooKeys

Se more about genus Euptychia on Butterflies of America

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October 2015

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Butterflies may be tiny but to save them you have to think big

10th october 2015

Rødlig Perlemorsommerfugl han. Hovedskov på Falster, Corselitze Skovdistrikt d. 15 Maj 2015. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Pearl-bordered Fritillary male. Hovedskov, Falster, Corselitze Skovdistrikt 15 May 2015. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Conservation Project: Butterflies may be tiny but to save them you have to think big. Colonies of butterflies surviving in small isolated pockets of land are vulnerable. Research has shown that they can be encouraged to spread their wings and expand but only if they don't have to fly too far.

In response to this new way of understanding butterfly populations and movement, our work to protect them and their habitat takes a landscape-scale approach. Conservation on a landscape-scale means creating chains of butterfly habitat across large areas of countryside. Improving and connecting land for wildlife through the coordinated conservation management of numerous sites for a range of species across a large natural area. Read more on Butterfly Conservation

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Alfred Russel Wallace

8th october 2015

"Natural History Heroes", BBC 8 oct. 2015: Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory ofevolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858. This prompted Darwin to publish his own ideas in On the "Origin of Species".Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the faunal divide now termed the Wallace Line, which separates the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts: a western portion in which the animals are largely of Asian origin, and an eastern portion where the fauna reflect Australasia.

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Victoriansk zoologisk kort af Wallace tegnes om!

7 January 2013

ScienceNews d, 20 December 2012; Med en ny planet-dækkende analyse af hvirveldyr liv, har et internationalt team brugt det 21. århundrede videnskab til at opdatere et ikonisk 1876 kort over Jordens zoologiske regioner.

ScienceNews d, 20 December 2012; Med en ny planet-dækkende analyse af hvirveldyr liv, har et internationalt team brugt det 21. århundrede videnskab til at opdatere et ikonisk 1876 kort over Jordens zoologiske regioner.

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Butterflies in 4K Yungas part3

8th october 2015

Published on 8 oct. 2015: Another collection of my best 4K video clips and sound recordings(mixed) from Coroico to Caranavi, Yungas-Bolivia dec.2014-Jan.2015. Got almost 700 GB of videos(80000 kbit/s) made with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with lenses: -14-140mm. This uploaded video file is a 4,37GB MPEG-4, 25 frames/sec., 25223 frames in 3840 x 2160p-37275 kBit/s.

Photographer & editor: Peter Møllmann/Pedromariposa

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High-Arctic Buterflies become smaller with rising temperatures

Joseph J. Bowden, Anne Eskildsen, Rikke R. Hansen, Kent Olsen, Carolyn M. Kurle and Toke T. Høye

7th october 2015

Arktisk perlemorsommerfugl,Boloria chariclea / Pakkaluaq Qilaalasortalik. Grønland, 71° 0'30.07"N, 50°56'4.99"V ca. 55 km nordøst for Uummannaq. d. 30 juni 2012. Fotograf; Lars Maltha Rasmussen  Arktisk Høsommerfugl, Colias hecla. Gurttejohka / Lullehacorru Rr 272A, Jukkasjärvi. Tornetrask nordbred, Sverige 1 juli 2007. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Arctic Fritillary, Boloria chariclea & Arctic Clouded Yellow, Colias hecla. Photographer; Lars Maltha Rasmussen & Lars Andersen

The response of body size to increasing temperature constitutes a universal response to climate change that could strongly affect terrestrial ectotherms, but the magnitude and direction of such responses remain unknown in most species. The metabolic cost of increased temperature could reduce body size but long growing seasons could also increase body size as was recently shown in an Arctic spider species. Here, we present the longest known time series on body size variation in two High-Arctic butterfly species: Arctic Fritillary, Boloria chariclea and Arctic Clouded Yellow, Colias hecla.

Read more on "The Royal Society Publishing" and "Smithsonian.com"

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September 2015

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Carpenter Millers, Cossidae from Bolivia

15th september 2015

Langsdorfia lunifera. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenMorpheis pyracmon. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Langsdorfia lunifera and Morpheis pyracmon. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 6 February 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

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Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionodea)

15th september 2015

Terningsommerfugl, Hamearis lucina. Nybro, Småland, Sverige. d. 2 Juni 2015. Fotograf: Lars AndersenPuna, Coroico 1900 m.h. d. 14 january 2012. Photographer Lars Andersen

Duke of Burgundy Fritillary, Hamearis lucina. Nybro, Småland, Sweden 2th June 2015. Photographer; Lars Andersen Maybe a Mesosemia metuana species or a unknown species? Coroico 1900 m.h. 14th January 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen
   
Highlights: The first higher-level molecular phylogeny of Metalmark, Riodinidae butterflies is presented.
Ancient Neotropical origin with dispersal into the Old World and back to the Neotropics.
Initial diversification by far predates the start of the climatic fluctuations in the Pleistocene.
The Neotropical Styx and Corrachia are part of the Old World subfamily Nemeobiinae.
Diversification has increased in New World taxa and decreased in Old World taxa.

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Lepidoptera group on Facebook

14th september 2015

Bjergsvalehale, Heraclides paeon i flugt. Teknik; løb med kameraet helt op i sommerfuglen og serieskyde.. Kori Wayku inca trail, Yungas, Bolivia d. 1 februar 2010. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Mountain Swallowtail, Heraclides paeon in flight. Technique; run with the camera right up in the butterfly and serial shoot. Kori Wayku inca trail, Yungas, Bolivia on 1th. February 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen
This is a space created to share images, publications, events and updates on Lepidoptera, in addition to experiences related to the study of butterflies and moths. Our interest is to show the importance and beauty of this group and insects in their natural environments around the world. This group has no interest in trading butterflies!!!

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July 2015

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DNA barcode reference library for Iberian butterflies enables a continental-scale preview of potential cryptic diversity

Vlad Dinca, Sergio Montagud, Gerard Talavera, Juan Hernández-Roldán, Miguel L. Munguira, Enrique García-Barros, Paul D. N. Hebert & Roger Vila

24th July 2015

Spanish Festoon, Zerynthia rumina. Aragon Candasnos, Spain d. 24 march 2013. Photographer; Martin Bjerg

Spanish Festoon, Zerynthia rumina. Aragon Candasnos 24th march 2013. Photographer; Martin Bjerg

Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 12395 (2015): How common are cryptic species - those overlooked because of their morphological similarity? Despite its wide-ranging implications for biology and conservation, the answer remains open to debate. Butterflies constitute the best-studied invertebrates, playing a similar role as birds do in providing models for vertebrate biology. Read more here; Iberian butterflies

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New butterflies photos on danish nature

Arctic Woodland Ringlet, Erebia polaris. Karigasniemi, Finland 9th juli 2015. Photographer; Allan Hartz Klipperandøje, Hipparchia alcyone norvegica.Treungen, Telemarken, Norge d. 19 juli 2015. Fotograf;  Allan Hartz
Arctic Woodland Ringlet, Erebia polaris. Rock Grayling, Hipparchia alcyone ssp.: norvegica.
Karigasniemi, Finland 9th july 2015. Photographer; Allan Hartz Treungen, Telemarken, Norge 19th juli 2015. Photographer; Allan Hartz

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June 2015

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New butterflies photos on danish nature

Sortringet Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria eunomia. Smalmossen, Söderbärke, Dalarna. Sverige , Sverige d. 16 juni 2015. Fotograf; Lars AndersenBlå ildfugl, Lycaena helle. Funäsdalen, Härjedalen, Sverige. d. 13 Juni 2015. Fotograf: Lars AndersenFriggas pärlemorfjäril, Boloria frigga. Smalmossen, Fagersta, Sverige d. 15 juni 2015. Fotograf Lars Andersen

Bog Fritillary, Boloria eunomia Violet Copper, Lycaena helle Frigga's Fritillary, Boloria frigga

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Butterflies in 4K Yungas

9th June 2015

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia from december 2014 to january 2013. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Wild butterflies and moths, insects, birds and other animals and plants from the mountain jungles near Caranavi in Bolivia. Peter Møllmann

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April 2015

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"From Paradise to Hell in a few Seconds"

Los Angeles Times by Julie Makinen

27th April 2015

Uder a yellow moon that hung like a wedge of lemon in the sky, Ole Andersen was camped at 3 a.m. Monday out front of Katmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport with a green notebook, writing a story he called “From Paradise to Hell in a Few Seconds.”

When Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake wracked Nepal, the 66-year-old Danish adventurer, who had come to this Himalayan country to photograph insects, was staying at an organic farm outside the capital.

Suddenly, he said, “there was a big sound from deep underground, and everything began to shake.” read more here.

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New crypto species:

New Beauty, Colobura annulata (Willmott, Constantino & J. Hall, 2001)

20th April 2015

Colobura annulata. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia 5th february 2009. Photographer; Lars AndersenColobura dirce. Caranavi, Yungas. d. 3 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

New Beauty, Colobura annulata Dirce Beauty, Colobura dirce
(Willmott, Constantino & J. Hall, 2001) (Linnaeus, 1758)
from Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia from Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia
5th february 2009. Photographer; Lars Andersen 3th february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

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Yungas: nouvelles photos

de Jean-Marc GAYMAN

8 AVR 2015

Les auteurs; Nos amis entomologistes danois Henrik Bloch (Lepidopterologisk Forening) et Jan Flindt Christensen (Aarhus Entomologklub) ont accompli de nombreux voyages de recherche en Amérique du Sud, en Asie et en Afrique occidentale. Notre site internet a déjà publié leurs superbes photos de papillons boliviens (2004 et 2008) sur la page Lépidoptères des Yungas. Ces nouveaux clichés de 2014 complètent les précédents.

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Asian Comma

Polygonia c-aureum

7th April 2015

Det Gyldne C, Polygonia c-aureum. Harbin, det nordøstlige Kina d. 21 juni 2013. Fotograf; Birger LønningDet Gyldne C, Polygonia c-aureum. Harbin, det nordøstlige Kina d. 21 juni 2013. Fotograf; Birger LønningDet Gyldne C, Polygonia c-aureum. Harbin, det nordøstlige Kina d. 17 juni 2013. Fotograf; Birger Lønning

Asian Comma, Polygonia c-aureum. Harbin, the northeast China 17 & 21 june 2013. Photographer; Birger Lønning

Asian Comma, Polygonia c-aureum (Linnaeus, 1758) is ocher colored on the upper side with small black spots and less jagged wings, can be identified by the small blue spots in the external field. Way of life similar to the Comma, Polygonia c-album caterpillars feed on Japanese Hops, Humulus japonicus. Found in Indochina, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan (from Hokkaido to Tanegashima).

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Eastern Clouded Apollo

Parnassius stubbendorfii

5th April 2015

Sibirisk Apollo, Parnassius stubbendorfii. Harbin, det nordøstlige Kina d. 2 juni 2012. Fotograf; Birger LønningSibirisk Apollo, Parnassius stubbendorfii. Harbin, det nordøstlige Kina d. 2 juni 2012. Fotograf; Birger Lønning

Eastern Clouded Apollo, Parnassius stubbendorfii. Harbin, the northeast China 2th june 2012. Photographer; Birger Lønning

Eastern Clouded Apollo, Parnassius stubbendorfii (Ménétris, 1849) found in the Altai mountains of central, south and eastern Siberia, Sakhalin and the Kurile Islands, Mongolia to the north and northeast China and Korea. It flies in open areas in the taiga's coniferous forests and mountain forests up to 2000 mh. The larva feeds on Corydalis gigantea and C. ambigua.

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March 2015

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"New Primitve Moth FAMILY Dicovered in Australia"

5th March 2015

It’s pretty cool when a new insect species is discovered. It’s even more exciting when scientists find a new genus. But a new family? That’s pretty amazing and doesn’t happen very often. Read more on Entomology Today

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February 2015

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"Rio Negro Butterflies and Monkeys"

Rio Negro, Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 2015. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

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January 2015

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Blomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia from Bolivia

28th January 2015

Blomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia (Fabricius, 1781) from Rio Broncini Caranavi, videoframe 8th. january 2015. Photographer; Peter MøllmannBlomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia (Fabricius, 1781) from Rio Broncini Caranavi, videoframe 22th  january 2015. Photographer; Peter MøllmannBlomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia (Fabricius, 1781) from Rio Broncini Caranavi, videoframe 22th  january 2015. Photographer; Peter MøllmannBlomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia (Fabricius, 1781) from Rio Broncini Caranavi, videoframe 22th  january 2015. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Blomfild's Beauty, Smyrna blomfildia (Fabricius, 1781) from Rio Broncini Caranavi, videoframe 8.jan, we took the larvae to the hotel, today the pupae hatched and to our surprise it turned out to be a Smyrna blomfildia blomfildia the 22 jan. 2015. Photographer; Peter Møllmann.

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White Witch, Thysania agreppina

13th January 2015

  White Witch, Thysania agreppina. Jatata inn Hotel, Caranavi, elev. 600 m. d. 12 january 2015. Photographer: Peter Møllmann
White Witch, Thysania agreppina. Jatata inn Hotel, Caranavi
Yungas, Bolivia 12th January 2015. Photographer; Peter Møllmann
After lots of rain came two males Thysania agreppina +24cm, to our 250w mercury lamp in the garden. Is the largest moth in the world in terms of recorded wingspan about 30 cm.

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December 2014

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New Lycaenidae species from Andean

28th December 2014

Andrew Neild and Zsolt Bálint have just published the description of a spectacular new Andean species of Evenus (Lycaenidae: Eumaeini). The new species, Evenus felix, has been misidentified and confused with the predominantly Central American species Evenus coronata.

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Morphos from Yungas, Bolivia

2006 - 2014 sitio 54

20th November 2014

Morpho menelaus godarti (Guérin-Méneville, 1844). Taipiplaya, Yungas. d. 6 February 2009. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Dear Lars Andersen

"Les Lépidoptéristes de France" is presently working on a new book about the Morpho genus which would be published in September 2015. There will be many photos, not only pinned butterflies, but also many Morpho alive in natura. We build the book not on a taxinomic approach but biogeographic : the Mata atlântica in Brazil, Amazonia and Guyanes, Southern and Central Andes, and so on. 

We would be very happy and honoured if you give us the authorization to use some of your magnificent pictures of Morpho in Yungas. Of course, your name will be quoted as photographer and Butterfly specialist. 

Our best regards, Jean-Marc Gayman Secrétaire de l'ALF

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The Moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

26th November 2014

Epinotia rubiginosana. Melby Overdrev, Nordsjælland. d. 18 Maj 2014. Fotograf: Lars AndersenAncylis subarcuana. Melby Overdrev, Nordsjælland. d. 18 Maj 2014. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Epinotia rubiginosana & Ancylis subarcuana. Melby Overdrev, Denmark 18th May 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Heath, John H; Maitland-Emmet, A: The Moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. This series started off being published by Harley Books before being transferred to Apollo Books in Denmark, and has now moved to Brill. Although originally projected as a series of 11 volumes, Brill has confirmed that volume 11 has been cancelled. Volumes 6 and 8 are still in preparation, Volume 5 has been announced for December 2014 in two parts, and the remaining volumes have been published, some of which have been issued in several parts.
The Moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 5, Part 1, Tortricidae: Tortricinae - Chlidanotinae. Preorder Now Dec 2014.

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Two Monarch has been see in Cornwall, England

Butterfly Conservation on facebook

8th October 2014

Monark, Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758). Silves, Algarve, Portugal d 28 January 2011. Photographer; Lars Andersen

MonarkDanaus plexippus. Silves, Algarve, Portugal d 28 January 2011. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Keep an eye out for Monarch, Danaus plexippus butterflies! Two have been spotted in Cornwall recently, blown across from USA to the UK during their annual migration to Mexico. 

Monarchs are one of the wonders of the natural world. At this time of the year they migrate an astonishing 3,000 miles (even longer if they accidently end up in the UK!) to their over-wintering grounds in mountains of Mexico.

Storm systems on the Eastern Seaboard of America can pick them up and deposit them on the West Coast of Ireland and the Southwest of England. We very rarely see them on our shores, but every now and again a few appear looking a little cold and lost! 

Have you ever seen a Monarch butterfly?

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Butterflies of West Africa

8th October 2014

Part 1. Euphaedra species by Henrik Bloch

December 2013 made the Danish expedition visits to several of Ghana's rainforests to registers butterflies, during these visits, we had the opportunity to film butterflies and other insects. This video is the first in the series Butterflies from Ghana and showing Nymphalidae, Euphaedra.
During his stay in Ghana managed to shot 10 species out of 30 species recorded in Ghana. The expedition was engaged by
Henrik Bloch and Jan Flindt in cooperation with Torben B. Larsen Natural History Museum in London.Thank you for your interasse 
Henrik Bloch

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Yungas Rio Mariposas Bolivia

3th October 2014

Pedromariposa = Peter Møllmann

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Punjen Hide Away Thailand

9th October 2014

September 2012 PUNJEN HIDE AWAY is a wonderful place, if you want to stay in a good room, and at the same time be very close to nature. You will find many different butterflies, dragonflies, beetles and other insects in the garden of Punjen Hide Away, and even more in the rainforest which is just the backyard. You can explore alone without any problems, or you can get help from one of the employees of the resort. Henrik Bloch

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Butterflies from Chiang Mai

9th October 2014

September 2012 Huay Kaew water Fall is a wonderful place to look at butterflies, the place is close to Chiang Mai center, only a half hour drive, waterfall located a few 100 meters north of Chiang Mai Zoo. Henrik Bloch

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MARIPOSAS de BOLIVIA 2014/2015

18th August 2014

Peter Møllmann filmer sommerfugle. Yolosa, elev. 1200 m. Yungas, Bolivia 18th January 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Peter Møllmann filming butterflies. Yolosa, elev. 1200 m. Yungas, Bolivia 18th January 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Peter Møllmann will be organizing as previous years, photo and adventure tours to the mountain jungle in the Andes in Bolivia. We will go on daily tours (possibility for night tours too) to top hot spots for butterflies.

Peter Møllmann speaks Spanish. He has more than 25 years of experience travelling the jungles of the Andes Region.

There are still seats left! Se more details here.

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Camberwell Beauty & Nigel Marven

in Pinseskoven, Denmark

8th August 2014

The film crew in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars AndersenThe film crew in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars AndersenNigel Marven on work in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars AndersenCamberwell Beauty in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars AndersenCamberwell Beauty in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars AndersenCamberwell Beauty in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars AndersenCamberwell Beauty in Pinseskoven, Denmark 8th August 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

8th August 2014; Nigel Marven visited Pinseskoven on Amager, Denmark for with his film crew to film the Camberwell Beauty, Nymphalis antiopa. I had already smeared sugarlure on birch along a path out there pm. 7 in the morning. It was an exciting day with the film crew, and we managed to film Camberwell Beauty. Thanks for the experience, and to be part of this. Lars Andersen

The official site; "Nigel Marven"

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July 2014

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Butterflies tour in Sweden; Skåne, Öland, Småland, Östergötland and Uppland region

15th - 18th July 2014

Participants: Lars A. Krogh and Lars Andersen

Astragelblåfugl hun i det nordlige Småland, Sverige d. 17 juli  2014. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Reverdin's Blue, Plebejus argyrognomon female on Liquorice Milkvetch, Astragalus glycyphyllos in northern Småland, Sweden 17th of July 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

July 15th; We were driving early morning at. 5:00 from Copenhagen directly to Kristdala in Småland where we went on a dry field with tramping trails through some Scabious where it was obvious that the day before there had been any. It had there been, I read the Trip Report of Thomas Læssøe, Jens Mikkel Lausten and Erling Krabbe who went there the day before. We were to see Large Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus alveus as I earlier on July 9th had seen this species with Jan Eske Schmidt & Magnus West Hebsgaard.

Later in the afternoon we driwe to Överum in northern Småland to look for Reverdin's Blue, Plebejus argyrognomon. We arrived at the location at which again was tramping trails along groups of Liquorice Milkvetch, Astragalus glycyphyllos along field which flew at least 5 pcs. Reverdin's Blue around. In between vegetation there were large groups of Meadow Vetchling, Lathyrus pratensis witch flew 2. Cryptic Wood White, Leptidea juvernica around in the 2nd generation. End of the day we driwe to Bjärka-Säby in Östergötland where we went into the forest with Oak, Ash, Alder and Hazel to look after Woodland Brown, Lopinga achine as we saw 1 pcs. female. Later near we camped for the night.

July 16th; Early the next morning we went back to a small bright open meadow with Hazel and looked after Woodland Brown unsuccessfully. At 9, 30 time, we decided to drive in the direction Stockholm E4 against Norrtäjle of E18 to Hallstavik, Uppland to look for Silvery Argus, Aricia nicias without success. Later, after having studied Wood Cranesbill, Geranium sylvaticum in seed stage, and seen a lot of Fritillary Butterflies and Blue, we driwe back to Bjärka-Säby in Östergötland to again look for Woodland Brown, Lopinga achine unsuccessfully, later we put the tent up in the same place overnight.

Apollo, Parnassius apollo hun. Loftahammar, Småland, Sverige. d. 17 July 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Apollo, Parnassius apollo female lays eggs in pinecone. Loftahammar, Småland, Sweden July 17th 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

July 17th; we were looking after Woodland Brown unsuccessfully, at 9 pm we eastwards to Överum in northern Småland and searched again after Reverdin's Blue, Plebejus argyrognomon. We arrived at the location where there were some newly hatched Reverdin's Blue. There was approx. 6 pcs. Cryptic Wood White, Leptidea juvernica flying around in the 2nd generation with a single female.

Further up the dirt road which flew more Wood White, Leptidea sinapis around in the 2nd generation. At 12:30 pm we further east to Loftahammar and up to Hästsundet and saw several Apollo, Parnassius apollo fly around the flowers, and a female who lage eggs in Pinecone. At 18 the time we had to find a place to stay in the neighborhood, but that was occupied on my good place, then at 19 the time we decided to drive to Öland, where we arrived at. 22:00 to put up a tent for the night.

July 18th; Next morning at Öland in Mittlandsskogen so we ca. 5 pcs. Large Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis polychloros males. We were going back to Copenhagen the same day, but took a detour by Åhus in the northeastern Skåne to see Turquoise Blue, Poyommatus dorylas. We came back to Copenhagen at. 21:00.

  HHere our list of Swedish butterflies species on the tour 15th to 18th July 2014.
   
1. ApolloParnassius apollo Småland: Hästsundet, Loftahammar: 5 stk. d. 17/7.
2. Large Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus alveus Kristdala, Småland: 7 stk. 15/7.
3. Essex SkipperThymelicus lineola Öland, Småland, Östergötland: many.
4. Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus Småland, Östergötland, Uppland & Öland: common.
5. Wood WhiteLeptidea sinapis Småland, Östergötland): local in summerform.
6. Cryptic Wood WhiteLeptidea juvernica (Överum, Småland: local, summerform, 15 & 17/7.
7. Black Veined WhiteAporia crataegi Loftahammar, Småland: single,17/7.
8. Large WhitePieris brassicae Åhus, Skåne: singel d. 18/7.
9. Small WhitePieris rapae Skåne, Småland, Östergötland: common.
10. Green Veined WhitePieris napi Småland, Östergötland: common.
11. Pale Clouded YellowColias hyale Åhus, Skåne: 1. stk. han 18/7.
12. Moorland Clouded Yellow, Colias palaeno Kristdala, Småland: 1 stk. 15/7 7.
13. BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni Öland, Småland, Östergötland & Uppland: common.
14. Small BlueCupido minimus Åhus, Skåne: single d. 18/7.
15. Holly BlueCelastrina argiolus Mittlandsskogen, Öland: single male d. 18/7.
16. Silver Studded BluePlebejus argus Småland, Östergötland & Uppland: common.
17. Idas BluePlebejus idas Småland: common.
18. Reverdin's BluePlebejus argyrognomon Småland: 3 male, 2 female 15/7. 8 male, 3 female 17/7.
19. Mountain ArgusAricia artaxerxes Hallstavik, Uppland: 3 male 16/7.
20. Brown ArgusAricia agestis Åhus, Skåne: single d. 18/7.
21. Mazarine BlueCyaniris semiargus Småland, Uppland: local common 15 – 17/7.
22. Amanda's BluePolyommatus amandus Kristdala, Småland: common 15 – 17/7.
23. Common BluePolyommatus icarus Åhus, Skåne: single d. 18/7.
24. Turquoise BluePolyommatus dorylas Åhus, Skåne: 10 stk. male and 3 stk. female d. 18/7.
25. Small CopperLycaena phlaeas Småland, Öland og Skåne: single.
26. Scarce CopperLycaena virgaureae Kristdala, Småland: 2 stk. hanner d. 15 – 17/7.
27. White Letter HairstreakSatyrium w-album Mittlandsskogen, Öland: 1 stk. female kl. 7:35 d. 18/7.
28. Purple HairstreakFavonius quercus Mittlandsskogen, Öland: many from kl. 7:05 up in Ash 12 m. d. 18/7.
29. Silver Washed FritillaryArgynnis paphia Småland, Östergötland, Uppland & Öland: common.
30. Dark Green FritillaryArgynnis aglaja Småland, Östergötland, Uppland & Öland: many.
31. High Brown FritillaryArgynnis adippe Småland & Öland: common.
32. Queen of Spain FritillaryIssoria lathonia Åhus, Skåne: single d. 18/7.
33. Lesser Marbled Fritillary, Brenthis ino Småland, Östergötland & Uppland: common.
34. Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryBoloria selene Småland, Östergötland & Uppland: local.
35. Cranberry FritillaryBoloria aquilonaris Kristdala, Småland: 2 stk. female 15/7.
36. European Map,  Araschnia levana Kristdala, Småland: single 15/7.
37. Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta Östergötland & Öland: single.
38. Painted LadyVanessa cardui Åhus, Skåne: single d. 18/7.
39. Peacock Aglais io Småland & Öland: single 17/7 & 18/7.
40. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Östergötland, Småland, Skåne & Öland: single.
41. Large TortoiseshellNymphalis polychloros Mittlandsskogen, Öland: 5 stk. male on dirt road 18/7.
42. Scarce TortoiseshellNymphalis xanthomelas Överum, Småland: 1 stk. on dirt road 15/7.
43. CommaPolygonia c-album Mittlandsskogen, Öland: single d. 18/7.
44. Heath FritillaryMelitaea athalia (Småland, Östergötland, Uppland & Öland: many.
45. Poplar AdmiralLimenitis populi Överum, Småland: 1 stk. female 17/7.
46. Purple EmperorApatura iris Kristdala, Småland: 1 stk. male 15/7.
47. Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilus Östergötland. Småland & Öland: local.
48. Pearly HeathCoenonympha arcania Östergötland and northeastern Småland: local.
49. Speckled WoodPararge aegeria Mittlandsskogen, Öland: common d. 18/7.
50. Wall BrownLasiommata megera Åhus, Skåne: common d. 18/7.
51. Large Wall BrownLasiommata maera Östergötland & Uppland: local.
52. Woodland BrownLopinga achine  Bjärka-Säby, Östergötland: 1 stk. female d. 15/7.
53. RingletAphantopus hyperantus Småland, Östergötland & Öland: many.
54. Meadow BrownManiola jurtina Småland, Östergötland & Öland: common.
55. Arran BrownErebia ligea Hallstavik, Uppland; 1 stk. 16/7.
56. GraylingHipparchia semele Åhus, Skåne: many d. 18/7.
   
If it was to see as many species of butterflies in Sweden, we could easily have increased the list with more butterfly species with: Swallowtail, Papilio machaon. Silver Spotted Skipper, Hesperia comma. Large Blue, Maculinea arion. Cranberry Blue, Agriades optilete. Purple Edged Copper, Lycaena hippothoe. Ilex Hairstreak, Satyrium ilicis. Black Hairstreak, Satyrium pruni. Niobe Fritillary, Argynnis niobe & Large Heath, Coenonympha tullia. Then the list was made up to 65 species!

Lars A. Krogh & Lars Andersen

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2. generation Cryptic Wood White & Wood White

15th - 17th July 2014

Lokalitet for Skovhvidvinge & Enghvidvuinge i det nordlige Småland, Sverige d. 17 juli  2014. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Left of the image on roadsides against the forest, there is a Wood White locality, and the Cryptic Wood White middle of the image along the boundary in field in northern Småland, Sweden 17th of July 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

I was with Lars A. Krogh in northern Småland on 15 & 17 July 2014 on a locality where there were two separate populations of Wood White, Leptidea sinapis and the Cryptic Wood White, Leptidea juvernica with just 200 m between populations. Where to identify species females at the host plants as they flew over the habitat.

Method was to follow Leptidea females on habitat across host plants to make safe identification: for Wood White is Bitter Vetch, Lathyrus linifolius stand along forest road that is partially overshadowed by trees. In contrast stands Meadow Vetchling, Lathyrus pratensis in light open terrain close to cultivated field which host plant for Cryptic Wood White.

Enghvidvinge, Leptidea juvernica han. Småland. d. 17 juli 2014. Fotograf:  Lars AndersenEnghvidvinge, Leptidea juvernica hun. Småland. d. 17 juli 2014. Fotograf:  Lars Andersen

Cryptic Wood White, Leptidea juvernica male & female. Northern Småland, Sweden. 17th Juli 2013. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Skovhvidvinge, Leptidea sinapis han. Småland. d. 15 juli 2014. Fotograf:  Lars AndersenSkovhvidvinge, Leptidea sinapis han. Småland. d. 17 juli 2014. Fotograf:  Lars Andersen

Wood White, Leptidea sinapis male. Northern Småland, Sweden. 17th Juli 2013. Photographer: Lars Andersen

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June 2014

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Butterflies photos

30th june 2014

Ilia, Apatura ilia han. Pinseskoven, Vestamager d. 30 juni 2014. Fotograf:  John Strange PetersenIris, Apatura iris han. Pinseskoven, Vestamager d. 30 juni 2014. Fotograf:  Lars Andersen

Lesser Purple Emperor, Apatura ilia male. Purple Emperor, Apatura iris male.
Pinseskoven, western Amager, Denmark d. 30 june 2014. Pinseskoven, western Amager, Denmark d. 30 june 2014.
Photographer; John S. Petersen Photographer; Lars Andersen

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A unknown Lycaenidae/Penaincisalia species to science?

6th June 2014

Penaincisalia species. Cascades des Sacramento  Alto elv. 26 00m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  2 February 2014. Photographer:  Ole Andersen

Penaincisalia species? Cascades des Sacramento Alto elv. 2600 m. Yungas, Bolivia
2th February 2014. Photographer; Ole Andersen
6th June 2014; I found a very nice picture of a Penaincisalia butterfly in your web page. Actually, this is a new species to science in a small species-group Im reviewing taxonomically and it was the subject of my PhD thesis. I supose you didnt collect this specimen but any other information about exact locality it will be very nice for me. Carlos Prieto

Andean Lycaenid Butterflies by Carlos Prieto

MARIPOSAS DE BOLIVIA 2014 Magnifico portal del de los naturalistas y fotógrafos; Ole Andersen & Peter Møllmann de Dinamarca, con muchas colecciones de fotos de mariposas.

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May 2014

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29th may 2014

Clouded Apollo, Parnassius mnemosyne ssp. argiope male. Blekinge, Sverige d. 29 maj 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

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April 2014

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Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas
funded for the first time in Norway

22th april 2014

Hello,

First of all, thanks for some great websites with great pictures of butterflies!

I see you followed Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas their movements Pinseskoven and elsewhere in southern Scandinavia and you also mentioned that the species should be showing up in Norway.

In this connection. I would like to mention that today I find xanthomelas new to Norway in Vestfold Fylke (about 100-130 km south of Oslo on the west side of the Oslo fjord), more specifically the Trollsvann in Andebu Municipality. I got lured least two male into sugar.

sincerely Reidar J D In Voith d. 22 april 2014

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Road to Zongo

7th april 2014

MARIPOSAS DE BOLIVIA 2014; "Road to Zongo". Bolivia januar 2014. Fotograf; Peter Møllmann. Magnifico portal del de los naturalistas y fotógrafos; Ole Andersen & Peter Møllmann de Dinamarca, con muchas colecciones de fotos de mariposas.

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The Blue-Spotted Comma

1th april 2014

The Blue-Spotted Comma, Polygonia c-album ab. caeruleopunctata. Pinseskoven d. 31 marts 2014. Photographer; Kirsten Schwartz

The Blue-Spotted Comma, Polygonia c-album, ab. caeruleopunctata (Schwartz & Andersen, 2014)
Pinseskoven, Denmark d. 31 March 2014. Photographer: Kirsten Schwartz

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Kirsten Schwartz was in the Pinseskoven on the western Amager located 5 km south of Copenhagen, Denmark where she on March 31, 2014 photographed one Comma, Polygonia c-album with blue spots on the hindwings upperside.

The Blue-Spotted Comma, Polygonia c-album ab. caeruleopunctata. Pinseskoven d. 31 marts 2014. Photographer; Kirsten Schwartz

It's not a fools' day story! It is a true observation of an unknown aberration. It is the first time the world has seen a Comma with blue spots on the upperside of the hindwings.

As similar to the Asian Comma, Polygonia c-aureum which has less jagged wings with small blue spots on the upperside of the hindwings.

This Comma, Polygonia c-album are otherwise normal drawn on wings upperside is ocher-colored with small black spots. What sets it apart from the normal form are the small blue spots on the hindwings upperside of the inner submarginal area in cell M1, cell M3 & cell CuA1, there are also a few blue scales in the marginal area in the same cells.

The underside is gray-brown pattern with a distinct white C, and looks completely normal. It is the green spots in inner submarginal area, and narrow green bands in the marginal area on the bottom, that looks like blue spots on the upper side.

There must be a hidden gene for blue spots in this tortoiseshell's genome, which mistakenly has been activated.

The Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas has a similar aberration with blue spots on the upperside of hindwings: ab. caeruleopunctata whose aberrations name describes these blue spots.

So we have decided that this beautiful bluespotted undescribed aberration should be named to; The Blue-Spotted Comma, Polygonia c-album ab; caeruleopunctata (Schwartz & Andersen, 2014)

Kirsten Schwartz & Lars Andersen

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March 2014

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Die Nachtfalter Deutschlands

21th March 2014

Die Nachtfalter DeutschlandsDie Nachtfalter DeutschlandsDie Nachtfalter Deutschlands

Die Nachtfalter Deutschlands Zum ersten Mal werden in einem Feldführer alle in Deutschland vorkommenden Nachtfalter auf Lebendfotos in ihrer natürlichen Ruhestellung abgebildet. Mehr als 90 Fotografen stellten ihre Bilder zur Verfügung. Zusätzlich wird eine repräsentative Auswahl von Raupen gezeigt.

878 Seiten, 76 Farbtaflen über 1750 Lebendfotos. Autoren; Axel Steiner, Ulrich Ratzel, Morten Top-Jensen & Michael Fibiger. BugBook Publishing, 2014.

Innerhalb Deutschlands erfolgt die Lieferung versandkostenfrei. € 99,00 Euro.

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Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas

20th March 2014

Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas. Pinseskoven, Amager d. 20 Marts 2014. Photographer: Lars Andersen

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8th March to 8th April 2014

March 10, 2012; the Scarce Tortoiseshell photographed Pinseskoven, Vestamager by Palle Biehl.

March 11, 2012; so just a call! It looks like the Scarce Tortoiseshell be a new resident danish butterflies since 2012 in Pinseskoven, Vestamager. I recommend that you do not collect Scarce Tortoiseshell in Kongelunden, Pinseskoven, Fasanskoven & Amager Fælled to all of Amager Island near Copenhagen, Denmark.

So as not to create trouble to day in the Pinseskoven, you have to respect the species' chance to live out there. This applies to people with binoculars, photographers and collectors, keep a respectful distance to this butterflies.

There are in the Danish Entomological Society (DEF) decided Ethical Rules on the collection. Where these rules to the extent applicable to this new danish butterfly species.

Østlig Takvinge, Nymphalis xanthomelas. Pinseskoven d. 11 marts 2014. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas male. Pinseskoven, Denmark d. 11 March 2014. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas is seen in several locality in eastern Sweden from Linköping to Stockholm yesterday and today on 8 to 9 March 2014. It looks like it is spreading north along the Baltic Sea coast archipelago. In Denmark waiting now on there will be an invasion this year? Last year was seen a few Scarce Tortoiseshell in eastern Denmark. Here is a Scarce Tortoiseshell from Linköping, March 2014 on Artportalen.

Østlig Takvinge, Nymphalis xanthomelas. Pinseskoven d. 7 april 2014. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas male. Pinseskoven d. 7 April 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

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A single gene, doublesex, controls wing mimicry in butterflies

6th March 2014

Common Mormon, Papilio polytes hun. Kolding d. 2 August 2011. Fotograf Vibeke Kristensen

Common Mormon, Papilio polytes female. Kolding, Denmark d. 2 August 2011. Fotographer; Vibeke Kristensen

A single gene regulates the complex wing patterns, colors and structures required for mimicry in swallowtail butterflies, report scientists. Surprisingly, the gene described, doublesex, is already well-known for its critical role in sexual differentiation in insects. Common Mormon, Papilio polytes an Asian swallowtail butterfly species that displays sex-limited mimicry. Females possess one of four different wing patterns, three of which mimic toxic species, while the remaining female form and all males remain non-mimetic.

Read more on ScienceDaily

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How butterflies copy their neighbors to fool birds.

6th March 2014

Patia orise, Dismorphiinae. Rio Zongo. Yungas. d. 21 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenGiant Glasswings, Methona confusa. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. D. 8 February 2009. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Patia orise, Dismorphiinae, Pieridae & Methona confusa, Ithomiini, Nymphalidae. Photographer; Lars Andersen

The mystery of how a butterfly changes its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved. Scientists located and sequenced the chromosomal region responsible for the wing patterns in an Amazonian butterfly. They found that three versions of the same chromosome coexist in this species, each version controlling distinct wing-pattern forms. This has resulted in butterflies that look completely different from one another, despite having the same DNA.

Read more on "How butterflies copy their neighbors to fool birds".

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Mariposas de Bolivia

d. 5 march 2014

Epargyreus barisses. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Epargyreus barisses. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 januar 2005. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Have today removed galleries and photos of Bolivia from 2004 to 2008. Therefore missing more photos on Bolivian Butterflies Checklist. It is useful to visit the Butterflies of America if you want to see these species from Bolivia. These earlier galleries from Bolivia are out of date, and from a time when my experience with digital photography and image editing was limited. With hopes of a good butterflies season Lars Andersen

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Latest articles, links and photos

February 2014

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Two New butterfly Species Discovered in southern Texas

23th February 2014

Hermes Satyr, Hermeuptychia hermes. Coroico 1900 m.h. d. 6 February 2012. Photographer Lars Andersen

Hermes Satyr, Hermeuptychia hermes (Fabricius, 1775) are probably the most common butterflies from southern Texas to Argentina, in the Andes eastern slopes from 1000 meters up to 2000 meters. Found on mountain grassland in Bolivia. Coroico 1900 m.h. d. 6 February 2012. Photographer Lars Andersen

In a rare discovery, researchers have come across two new butterfly species that appear quite similar but have incredibly different genes. After sequencing segments of the insects’ DNA and examining their genitalia, scientists found profound differences, including a variation in size and color of their external sex organs. A study published this month in ZooKeys details the two new species; Intricate Satyr, Hermeuptychia intricata (Grishin, 2014) and South Texas Satyr, Hermeuptychia hermybius (Grishin, 2014), and supposes that they were long overlooked because of their resemblance to a butterfly identified two centuries ago— Carolina Satyr, H. sosybius (Fabricius, 1793). Se more on this two new species on Butterflisofamerica.

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Western Pygmy Blue, Brephidium exilis

20th February 2014

Western Pygmy Blue, Brephidium exilis. Dubai Gulf, United Arab Emirates. February 2014. Photographer; Jens Krogsgaard Handest
Western Pygmy Blue, Brephidium exilis. Dubai Gulf, United Arab Emirates
february 2014. Photographer; Jens Krogsgaard Handest
Western Pygmy Blue, Brephidium exilis. Is one of the world's smallest butterflies. Habitats are deserts, salt marshes, ruderal etc. The larva feeds on Pigweed, Chenopodium alba be found anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. Found original in the U.S., in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico. Introduced to Hawaii, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Is highly invasive species.

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The Missing Monachs

20th February 2014

Monsanto's Roundup and genetically modified crops are harming everybody's favorite butterfly

Monark, Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758). Sierra del Chincua sancturay in Angangueo fyrreskove i Mexico d 27 January 2014. Photographer; Frants Kjellerup

MonarkDanaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758). Sierra del Chincua sancturay in Angangueo pineforest, Mexico d 27 January 2014. Photographer; Frants Kjellerup

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Movie clips with Prepona (Agrias) claudina lugens
Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia Januar 2014. Photografer; Peter Møllmann

3th February 2014

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Latest articles, links and photos

January 2014

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Baird's Swallowtail, Papilio machaon bairdii

Illustrator; Peder Greve, 1984.

26th January 2014

Baid´s Swallowtail, Papilio machaon bairdii. Illustrator; Peder Greve i  80'erne.

Baird's Swallowtail, Papilio machaon bairdii from Rocky Mountain, western United Stated. Illustrator; Peder Greve in the 80s. Peter did some illustrations with the North American swallowtails as was his great interest.

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Butterflies from Scandinavia

23th January 2014

Scandinavia includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Åland Islands are part of northern Europe. It has been found 142 species butterflies with few immigration species from the south and east. It is very rare that there is migration from the west as the North Sea and the Atlantic is a difficult hurdle to pass. Scandinavia contains several climatic zones, with deciduous forests and grasslands in the south, coniferous forests and swamps midway, mountains and rocky coastlines in the west and tundra in the north where summer is very short and some years absent.

Lokalitet for Apollo, Parnassius apollo ssp. norvegica. Dalen, Aust-Auger, Norge. 9  juli 2013. Fotograf: Lars Andesen

Mountains and Rocky Coastlines offer unique environment where there can be very hot in summer. Here are some butterflies that would otherwise be down to the Alps to see. This is particularly warm microclimate in summer on the southwest-facing mountains in Norway and Sweden rocky coastlines which contains an herbal rich flora.

Apollo, Parnassius apollo. Loftahammar, Småland, Sverige. d. 8 July 2010. Photographer; Lars AndersenStenurtblåfugl, Scolitantides orion han. Getå, Sverige. d. 20 maj 2011. Fotograf: Lars Andersen Fjeldperlemorsommerfugl, Boloria napaea. Gurttejohka / Lullehacorru Rr 272A, Jukkasjärvi. Tornetrask nordbred, Sverige 1 juli 2007. Fotograf: Lars AndersenFjeldrandøje, Erebia pandrose,. Kratersjön, Björkliden ved Torneträsk, Torne Lappmark, Nordsverige. d. 27 juni 2007. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

In the Norwegian and Swedish mountains and the archipelago, there are butterflies such as; Apollo, Chequered Blue, Alpine Argus, Mountain Fritillary, Dewy Ringlet and Rock Grayling.

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Interesting behavior of Perrhybris pamela she laying eggs when arriving an ant and butterfly defends her eggs cluster against the intrusive ant. Can be seen on;
Les Lépidoptéristes de France: Association des Lépidoptéristes de France

21th January 2014

Perrhybris pamela. Challa, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Perrhybris pamela han. Challa, Yungas, Bolivia d. 27 januar 2006. Photographer: Lars Andersen

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Distribution Map of Danish butterflies historic
by Magnus Vest Hebsgaard
15th - 19th January 2014
 
Distribution: 1935 2000 2010 - 2013

Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne distribution map historic.

There are also distribution map histories; False-heath Fritilary, Marsh Fritillary, Lesser Marbled Fritillary, Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper & Large Blue.

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Lyttesholm.dk

14th January 2014

Lyttesholm d. 24 december 2011. Fotograf; Tubas Løkkegaard

Lyttesholm d. 24 december 2011. Photographer; Tubas Løkkegaard

Lyttesholm.dk A new Naturecenter is taking form in the south of Lolland, in the middle of a fascinating nature area. Saksfjed Inddæmning and Hyllekrog with Brunddragene. An area of one of Denmark's and Scandinavia's best places to observe the autumn migration of birds of prey. Beach, salt marshes, meadows and woods with an exciting fauna, including many orchids.

Breeding White-tailed Eagle with webcam, wild horses, grazing cows, breeding meadow and shorebirds. Lots of migratory birds that can be seen from the new observation tower. There is almost every year Pale Clouded Yellow and Clouded Yellow. Around The nature center will be a wild meadow with some Lucerne.

The naturecenter will make posters about the area and its fauna and flora, maps with suggestions for walks in the area, to see the special things the area has to offer. The center will organize many events related to nature during the year. Soon there will be rooms for cheap rent, so you can get some sleep before going home after like moths, as there certainly are many rare of. Would you early in the morning to look at birds or nature, it is also convenient to have to sleep in a room in the center, so you should not drive home at night.

Natlyssværmer, Proserpinus proserpina.  Rødbyhavn, Lolland d. 24 maj 2012. Fotograf Tubas Løkkegaard.

Willowherb Hawkmoth, Proserpinus proserpina. Rødbyhavn, Lolland d. 24 maj 2012. Photographer; Tubas Løkkegaard.

Not far from the nature center is located Rødbyhavn known by many lepidopteorologer, moths people who could also benefit from a room before the trip home. Maribo Natural Park is also close by.

Lyttesholm Nature Center has a good and close cooperation with the Bird Protection Fund and DOF, and the residents of the holiday cottages in Brunddragene, as well as locals and village Errindlev with his grocery store.

The daily operations: electricity, water, heating and coffee find funding through membership of Society Lyttesholm Nature Center, and costs 100.-kr. for an annual membership. This an invitation to join. This can be done through the website Lyttesholm.dk. Tubas Løkkegaard on 13 januar 13, 2014

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Butterflies from Yungas, Bolivia on Facebook.

8th January 2014

Peter Møllmann and Ole Andersen has created an insect and butterfly gallery from Yungas, Bolivia 2014 on facebook.

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MARIPOSAS de BOLIVIA

Enero - 2014

1th January - 2 th February 2014

Hamadryas februa. Caranavi 605 m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  12 January 2014. Photographer:  Ole AndersenErora gabina. Caranavi 605 m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  12 January 2014. Photographer:  Ole AndersenSaddleback Moth species in Limacodidae family. Caranavi 605 m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  12 January 2014. Photographer:  Ole Andersen

Hamadryas februa. Erora gabina and Saddleback Moth species in Limacodidae family.

Caranavi, elev. 800 m. Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 January 2014. Photographer: Ole Andersen

Hamadryas laodamia laodamia. Caranavi 605 m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  21 January 2014. Photographer:  Peter Møllmann

Hamadryas laodamia.

Caranavi, elev. 800 m. Yungas, Bolivia d. 21 January 2014. Photographer: Peter Møllmann

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Killermoth, Lonomia camox (Lemaire, 1972) female. Hotel Esmeralda Elevation: 1800 m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen
On 16 January 2014; In most caterpillars are thorns harmless or cause only mild irritation in humans, but at least one Saturniidae species, by touching the larva be deadly to humans. The well camouflaged thorny caterpillar of Lonomia obliqua are often found together for trunks in the Amazon. There have been thousands of cases where people inadvertently touch or rub an arm against them. The effects can be extreme, including massive intercranial bleeding and kidney failure. Lonomia larvae are a frequent cause of death in southern Brazil - 354 people died between 1989-2005. The mortality rate is around 1.7% - roughly equivalent to the Rattlesnake!

Read more on; MARIPOSAS de BOLIVIA Enero - 2014

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 d. 1 Januar 2014. Fotograf; Lars Andersen

Copenhagen Harbor by Langebro 1st of January 2014. Photographer; Lars Andersen

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