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Butterfly species reared at Green Hills

More than 90 butterfly species native to Belize have been reared for display at Green Hills. However, we have found that due to time and space limits, is is very difficult to actively rear more than 30 species at a time. Also seasonality has a lot do do with the amount of species reared. During the dry season (February through May) many species will stop reproducing attempting to pass the dry season as a non-reproducing adult. Consequently, the number of species actively being reared drops as the dry season progresses and increases once the rains have started (see weather data for Belize). The list of 55 species below gives a good impression of the species most frequently reared at Green Hills.

Pupae reared at Green Hills are no longer supplied to live butterfly displays

We do not supply papered specimens.

The following species can regularly be observed at Green Hills:

  (sub)family
Species
Presence
Heliconiinae Agraulis vanillae Rare
Heliconiinae Dryadula phaetusa Rare
Heliconiinae Dione juno Variable
Heliconiinae Dryas iulia Constant
Heliconiinae Eueides isabellae Constant
Heliconiinae Euptoieta hegesia Variable
Heliconiinae Heliconius charitonius Constant
Heliconiinae Heliconius erato Constant
Heliconiinae Heliconius hecale zuleika Constant
Heliconiinae Heliconius ismenius Variable
Heliconiinae Heliconius sapho Variable
Heliconiinae Heliconius cydno Rare
Ithomiinae Dircenna dero Variable
Ithomiinae Greta oto Variable
Ithomiinae Mechanitis polymnia Variable
Ithomiinae Pteronymia cotytto Variable
Nymphalidae Anartia fatima Variable
Nymphalidae Anartia jatrophae Variable
Nymphalidae Biblis hyperia Variable
Nymphalidae Caligo eurilochus Rare
Nymphalidae Caligo memnon Constant
Nymphalidae Caligo uranus Rare
Nymphalidae Catenophele mexicana Variable
Nymphalidae Chlosyne gaudealis Variable
Nymphalidae Chlosyne janais Variable
Nymphalidae Colubura dirce Constant
Nymphalidae Danaus gilippus Variable
Nymphalidae Danaus plexippus Variable
Nymphalidae Hamadryas amphinome Rare
Nymphalidae Hamadryas februa Constant
Nymphalidae Hamadryas feronia Variable
Nymphalidae Hamaryas ipthime Variable
Nymphalidae Historus odius Rare
Nymphalidae Junonia genoveva Variable
Nymphalidae Morpho peleides Constant and in large numbers
Nymphalidae Myscelia ethusa Constant
Nymphalidae Myscelia cyaniris Rare
Nymphalidae Opsiphanes cassina Variable
Nymphalidae Siproeta stelenes Constant
Nymphalidae Siproeta epaphus Rare
Papilionidae Battus polydamas Variable
Papilionidae Heraclides (Papilio) anchisiades Variable
Papilionidae Heraclides (Papilio) cresphontes Variable
Papilionidae Heraclided (Papilio) thoas Constant
Papilionidae Parides erithalion polyzelus Variable
Papilionidae Parides photinus Variable
Papilionidae Parides iphidamas Variable
Papilionidae Parides sesostris Rare
Pieridae Ascia monuste Variable
Pieridae Appias drusilla Variable
Pieridae Eurema proterpia Variable
Pieridae Eurema nise Variable
Pieridae Phoebis philae Variable
Pieridae Phoebis sennae & related species Variable
Pieridae Pieriballia viardi Rare

 

 

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