Butterflies In The Amazon - This (along with so many innumerable reasons) is why the rain forests are so important. We are destroying so much of our world that we could lose things like this in our lifetime. That's too fast for the Earth to compensate.
Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.
One of the most beautiful moths in the world, the Comet moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, is named after its long red 'tails'. There are a number of moon moths with tails varying in length from mere stubs to long streamers. Biologists now think that those with the longest tails such as this species have evolved more recently than those with shorter tails. The Comet Moth is still fairly common in its native Madagascar.
Red crackers are a medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. Their common name is due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays. This genus of butterflies are found throughout South America to Arizona, and at least nine species can be found in Costa Rica. See wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadryas_(butterfly
The White Morpho (Morpho polyphemus) is a white butterfly of Mexico and Central America, ranging as far south as Costa Rica. As suggested by its name, this is one of the relatively few morphos that is white rather than blue. (Photo by Kathryn Willett)
"Monarch Butterfly Migration in Mexico, a Journey Above All Natural Laws" • The author writes, "Considered one of the world’s most intriguing natural mysteries, the Monarch Butterfly Migration from Canada to Mexico is an annual event that unites billions of butterflies. So if this happens to be your unexplored passion, here is a journey that is above any natural law and a place to enjoy butterflies every step of the way." • by TOTE
There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world. What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of this being the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds incredible ability to flap up to 200 times per second during courtship displays. Though tiny, male hummingbirds are among the most flashy birds in the world
purple, butterfly, eye (“Alexandria’s Genesis” A woman named Alexandria Augustine came into the world on April 29, CE 1329 in London, England. At the time, she appeared to be normal, but her parents soon noticed that her eyes were changing from the blue eyes Alexandria had at birth to the purple eyes she would have by her first birthday....)