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Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio Oregonius) Butterfly. Two years ago I found one of these beauties by the side of the road while I was out for a walk. It had a badly damaged left wing and couldn't fly anymore, so I took in home and laid it down in my garden, under the lettuce leaves.
The Painted Beauty (Batesia hypochlora). Batesia is a genus of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family containing only one species, the Painted Beauty (Batesia hypochlora). It is found in the upper Amazon areas of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. The wingspan is 85-95 mm. The underside of the hindwings is yellow, varying in tone from pale cream to deep saffron depending on locality.
Valparaiso? this reminds me of suchitoto a bit, and i gotta say, i love latin america. i want to travel all over there one day. el salvador, mexico, guatemala, brazil… chile! oh yes.