While staying with Daughter-who-takes-photos and Friend-and-son-in-law-who-loves-otters we went to the butterfly house and otter sanctuary at Buckfast. While one of our number – it doesn’t take much guessing to know which one – spent all his time with the otters the other three of us split our time between the two. Here are some of the attractions in the butterfly house. (Don’t worry, the otters will appear at a future date).
Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides)
Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus)
Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)
Great Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe)
A swallowtail (Papilio palinurus)
And, while watching the flying flowers, one must not ignore the stationary ones.
Clipper (Parthenos Sylvia)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
Blue-frosted Banner or Grecian Shoemaker (Catonephele numilia) – I think this is a new species for me so thanks to Helen for spotting it!