Butterflies are beautiful insects and there are thousands of species in habitats all over the world, so the capacity to photograph them is endless. In order to photograph a butterfly you need the right equipment, plus lots of patience.
Rainbow Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina cerealis) This rare Eurasian beetle is - 10 mm long and is characterized by longitudinal bands of red, green and purple running along its wing cases. It mostly feeds on wild thyme and prefers the flowers over the leaves.
This species is the largest moth in the world (measured by wing surface area). Female Atlas moths can reach a total wing surface area of over 62 square inches and wingspan of over 12 inches! Imagine those giant flappers headed toward you.
A Morpho butterfly may be one of over 29 accepted species and 147 accepted subspecies of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are Neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.