A few more pics from the Butterfly Park, starting with this rather nice yellow specimen relaxing on the trunk of a tree.
I managed to get quite close to this Julia Butterfly, Dryas julia, although he seemed to be keeping an eye on me at all times.
The Butterfly Park, being a breeding centre, gives you the chance to see all the stages in the life-cycle of these creatures and you come across some pretty awesome-looking caterpillars.
Another great visit to the Butterfly Park in Benalmádena, such a relaxing place to wander, and this time there were several species I hadn’t seen before, such as the African Moon Moth (previous post) and this Clipper, Parthenos sylvia.
I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first trip to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, so everything was a nice surprise. For a change I am going to try and cover things in order.
This is the Emerald Swallowtail, Papilio palinurus, also known as the Emerald Peacock or Green-banded Peacock, a quite large butterfly native to southeast Asia.
These are the two largest butterflies at the Butterfly Park, the Owl Butterfly, Caligo memnon, and the Peleides Blue Morpho, Morpho peleides.
Never even considered it before, but doesn’t the centre of a Poppy look like just like a cupcake?
There were quite a few Red Admirals, Vanessa atalanta, milling about today, taking advantage of the warm autumn sun to feast on fruit trees and flowers.