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Butterflies & Caterpillars

 Animal Encounters -- Insects -- Butterflies & Caterpillars
  • Butterflies are insects with large, usually colourful wings.
  • Wings fold together pointing straight up.
  • Undergoes metamorphosis from an egg to a larva (Caterpillar) and then enters a pupa stage before emerging as a butterfly. 
= Wild (15)    = Zoo (20)

Asian Swallowtail Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Asian Swallowtail Butterfly

Banded Peacock Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Banded Peacock Butterfly

Blue Cracker Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Blue Cracker Butterfly

Blue Morpho - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Blue Morpho (Common Morpho) [Dorsal]

Blue Morpho - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Blue Morpho (Common Morpho) [Ventral]

Brown Clipper Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Brown Clipper Butterfly

Cabbage White Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Cabbage White Butterfly

Cattleheart Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Cattleheart Butterfly

Common Mormon Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Common Mormon Butterfly

Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly - Ste. Anne's Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Eastern Black Swallowtail - Bolton Eastern Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma Butterfly - Ste. Anne's Eastern Comma Butterfly

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly - Morningside Park Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly

Giant Swallowtail - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Giant Swallowtail

Isabella's Longwing Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Isabella's Longwing Butterfly

Leopard Lacewing Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Leopard Lacewing Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Malachite Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Malachite Butterfly [Caterpillar]

Monarch Butterfly - Leslie Spit Monarch Butterfly

Not Always A Monarch.
Monarch Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Monarch Butterfly [Caterpillar]

Mourning Cloak Butterfly - Point Pelee Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Mourning Cloak Butterfly - Balboa Park Mourning Cloak Butterfly [Caterpillar]

Orange Sulphur Butterfly - Jamaica Bay Orange Sulphur Butterfly

Owl Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Owl Butterfly

Paper Kite Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Paper Kite Butterfly

Pink Rose Swallowtail - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Pink Rose Swallowtail

Plain Tiger Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Plain Tiger Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly - Centre Island Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Lacewing Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Red Lacewing Butterfly

Red Postman Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Red Postman Butterfly

Ringlet Butterfly - York Cemetery Ringlet Butterfly

Scarce Swallowtail Butterfly - Acropolis Scarce Swallowtail Butterfly

Scarlet Mormon Butterfly - Toronto Zoo Scarlet Mormon Butterfly

Shoemaker Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Shoemaker Butterfly [Caterpillar]

Silver Spotted Skipper - Evergreen Brickworks Silver Spotted Skipper

Spring Azure Butterfly - Twillingate Spring Azure Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly - Leslie Spit Viceroy Butterfly

Not Always A Monarch.
White Admiral Butterfly - Algonquin Park White Admiral Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly - Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Fuzzy Caterpillar Fuzzy Caterpillar

Where: Uluru, Australia
When: May 2012

Please post in the comments if you can help identify this animal.


Animal Encounters -- Insects -- Butterflies & Caterpillars

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