Cuerna Critters: My favorite butterflies and moths of 2014

For the past few months, I’ve been neglecting Cuerna Critters. To make up for it, I’ve put together some of my favorite shots from 2014. My favorites this year were the butterflies and moths. The shots below are shown in chronological order so you can get an idea of what I saw as the year progressed. It was a great year for ‘bugging’!

Biblis hyperia aganisa. January 12.
Red Rim (Biblis hyperia aganisa). January 12.
Diaethria bacchis. Jan. 31.
White-Patched Eighty-Eight (Diaethria bacchis). Jan. 31.
Cyanopepla sp. February 3.
Moth (Cyanopepla sp.). February 3.
Cyanopepla sp. February 3.
Moth (Cyanopepla sp.). February 3.
Opsiphanes boisduvallii. Feb 4, 2014.
Orange Owl-Butterfly (Opsiphanes boisduvallii). February 4.
Archaeoprepona demophon occidentalis. Feb 6.
One-Spotted Prepona (Archaeoprepona demophon occidentalis). February 6.
Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. March 10.
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). March 10.
Junonia sp. (evarete?). March 10.
Buckeye (Junonia evarete?). March 10.
Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. March 10.
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). March 10.
Papilio rogeri pharnaces. March 15.
Pink-Spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogeri pharnaces). March 15.
Papilio rogeri pharnaces. March 15.
Pink-Spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogeri pharnaces). March 15.
Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. March 30.
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). March 30.
Parides photinus. April 27.
Pink-Spotted Cattleheart (Parides photinus). April 27.
Danaus gilippus. May 9.
Queen (Danaus gilippus). May 9.
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Queen (Danaus gilippus). May 9.
Anthanassa ptolyca amator. May 25.
Darkened Crescent (Anthanassa ptolyca amator). May 25.
Baeotis zonata. May 25.
Bumblebee Metalmark (Baeotis zonata). May 25.
Pyrgus oileus March 30.
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus). May 30.
Bolla sp. June 1.
Sootywing (Bolla sp.). June 1.
June 4.
Moth (Rothschildia cincta). June 4.
Urbanus sp. June 18.
Long-Tailed Skipper (Urbanus sp.). June 18.
Doberes hewitsonius. July 3.
Pale Doberes (Doberes hewitsonius). July 3.
Autochton cellus. July.
Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus). July 20.
Urbanus prodicus. July 20.
Montane Longtail (Urbanus prodicus). July 20.
Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia. July 23.
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia meridiania). July 23.
Elf, Microtia elva. July 23.
Elf (Microtia elva). July 23.
Dina yellow (Pyrisitia dina), male. July 23.
Dina Yellow (Pyrisitia dina). July 23.
Chlosyne theona mullinsi. July 23.
Theona Checkspot (Chlosyne theona mullinsi). July 23.
Dione juno. July 30.
Juno Longwing (Dione juno). July 30.
Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. August 1.
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes biplagiata). August 1.
Dysschema leucophaea. August 21.
Moth (Dysschema leucophaea). August 21.
Morpho polyphemus. August 23.
White Morpho (Morpho polyphemus). August 23.
Morpho polyphemus. August 23.
White Morpho (Morpho polyphemus). August 23.
Urbanus dorantes. August 24.
Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes). August 24.
Opsiphanes cassina fabricii. September 16.
Split-Banded Owl-Butterfly (Opsiphanes cassina fabricii). September 16.
Opsiphanes cassina fabricii. September 16. Feeding on guava in my hand.
Split-Banded Owl-Butterfly (Opsiphanes cassina fabricii). September 16.
Phoebis neocypris virgo.  September 19.
Tailed Sulphur (Phoebis neocypris virgo). September 19.
Autochton cellus. September 27.
Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus). September 27.
Cyllopsis nayarit. October 26.
Nayarit Gemmed-Satyr (Cyllopsis nayarit). October 26.
Papilio garamas. October 31.
Magnificent Swallowtail (Papilio garamas). October 31.
Myscelia cyananthe. October 31.
Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe). October 31.
Anthanassa texana. November 23.
Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana). November 23.
Eurema salome. December 12.
Salome Yellow (Eurema salome). December 12.
Amycles sp. December 12.
Moth (Amycles sp.). December 12.
Zerene cesonia. December 14.
Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia). December 14.

Here’s hoping you have a great 2015 with time to enjoy the critters in your area.

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