Thank you for visiting and leaving comments. I have been getting ready for company this weekend, and will be slow getting back to you, but I will catch up eventually.
This is an Atlas Moth. They were in a mesh box protected from the public. The reason was that they sleep during the day and are awake at night.
I have tried very hard to identify this type of long-wing but have had no success.
A few weeks ago we met up with out-of-town family in Washington DC. They wanted to go to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. There is a small, enclosed butterfly garden in there. I took photos and identified what I could. If I was unsure I just left it. Please feel free to ID them if you can, or even correct any you think I may have gotten wrong.
I could not find any ID on the butterfly above, and below I am not sure about the one on the left, but on the right is a Japanese Paper Kite.
Once again I tried hard but could not find an ID.
Above and below could not find an ID.
This one is called a Malachite.
Lovely markings on this Leopard Lacewing Butterfly.
Gregg had a Common Long-wing land on the back of his collar.
Another landed on the bottom of his shirt, a Blue Morpho. The butterflies were landing on a lot of people that day.
Here is another with less tattered wings. A bit blurry but it gives you an idea of its pretty design. It would have been hard to take a larger camera into this small enclosure and it was crowded. All these photos were taken with my cell phone.
Have a great weekend everyone!