Butterfly Farms & Venezuela Visit

Click here to go to the Venezuela page.

Butterfly farms are generally large greenhouses which are kept hot and humid so tropical Butterfly species can be bred and seen. They are a good place to see those more glamorous species that would otherwise necessitate a trip to a far away country. Also when the weather is poor (quite often!) or in the close season for native species they are good place for trying out photography techniques.

Photography is hampered initially by the extreme heat and high humidity, everything steams up, inside and outside the camera. It generally takes my camera and lenses fifteen minutes to warm up and demist! It tends to be rather dark in the winter so the majority of these pictures are taken with the assistance of a flash.

Morphidae & Brassilonidae

 

Heliconidae & Ithomidae

 

Papilionidae

 

Nymphalidae

Danaidae

Also I have a page of unidentified species, if you could have a look and help me out that would be useful. I have split the pictures up into families above, alternatively there is a systematic list here. Some UK farms are listed in the links area, feel free to add links if you know of additional (European only) farms.

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All pictures in these pages copyright to Simon Coombes. Permission must be sought and obtained for any use.