8/02/2015

10 Most Magnificent Macro Photos of Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus on Echinacea purpurea

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Photograph of the Monarch Butterflyen (Danaus plexippus en ) on a Purple Conefloweren (Echinacea purpurea en ). Photo taken at the Tyler Arboretum.
© Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) GFDL 1.2 Please see the licensing details.

Common Lime Butterfly Papilio demoleus

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Papilio demoleus, is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. Common names include Common Lime Butterfly, Lemon Butterfly, Lime Swallowtail, Small Citrus Butterfly, Chequered Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail, and Citrus Swallowtail. It gets its common names from its host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies, it does not have a prominent tail. The butterfly is a pest and invasive species from the Old World which has spread to the Caribbean and Central America. Taken at Kudayathoor, Kerala, India.
© Jeevan Jose, Kerala, India CC BY-SA 4.0 Please see the licensing details.

Butterfly Knapweed Fritillary - Melitaea phoebe

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Wing underside view of Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe). Eskipolat, Erzurum - Turkey.
© Zeynel Cebeci CC BY-SA 4.0 Please see the licensing details.

Butterfly transparent

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Butterflies (Costa Rica)

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Butterflies in Costa Rica.
© Edwin Dalorzo CC BY-SA 2.0 Please see the licensing details.

Chalkhill blue butterflies (Polyommatus coridon)

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Chalkhill blue butterflies (Polyommatus coridon) mating at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire
© Charlesjsharp CC BY-SA 4.0 Please see the licensing details.

Blue Morpho

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A Morpho menelaus while resting.
© Derkarts CC BY-SA 3.0 Please see the licensing details.

Cethosia cyane

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Butterfly

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Butterfly Polyommatus icarus, Belgium (natural reserve Furfooz).
© Luc Viatour CC-BY-SA-3.0 Please see the licensing details.

Aglais urticae

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