Butterflying Hobby: My Life List Taxonomy

Organizing nature into its many trees and branches is called “taxonomy.” This science of classification is highly addicting, especially for someone like me who finds the organization process entirely therapeutic. While I am a naturalist who loves to collect photographs of virtually all life, my real passion is for butterflies. I recently began posting someContinue reading “Butterflying Hobby: My Life List Taxonomy”

Butterflying Hobby: Papilioninae Subfamily #3 (Troidini Tribe):

This is my final of three posts in the Papilioninae Subfamily (Papilionidae Family) broken down by Tribe: Papilionini Tribe: Total 13 Leptocircini Tribe: 9 Troidini Tribe: 2 Within the Troidini Tribe, there are twelve genera: AtrophaneuraBattusByasaCressida EuryadesLosariaOrnithopteraPachliopta (1) ParidesPharmacophagusTrogonopteraTroides (1) To date, I have captured only 2 species from this vast tribe, both with anContinue reading “Butterflying Hobby: Papilioninae Subfamily #3 (Troidini Tribe):”

Butterflying Hobby: Papilioninae Subfamily #2 (Leptocircini Tribe)

I’m breaking my Swallowtails sightings from the Papilioninae Subfamily (Papilionidae Family) down into three groupings by tribe, of which there are three: Papilionini Tribe: Total 13 Leptocircini Tribe: 9 Troidini Tribe: 2 Within the Leptocircini Tribe, there are nine genera: EurytidesGraphium (Paranticopsis) (7)IphiclidesLamproptera (2)Meandrusa MimoidesProtesilausProtographiumTeinopalpus To date, I have captured 7 from this tribe inContinue reading “Butterflying Hobby: Papilioninae Subfamily #2 (Leptocircini Tribe)”

Butterflying Hobby: Papilioninae Subfamily #1 (Papilionini Tribe)

Just as it’s difficult for me to choose a favorite butterfly, it’s difficult for me to choose how to share them on my site. For my Swallowtails at least (those within the Papilionidae Family), I’m breaking all of my sightings down into tribes, of which there are three: Papilionini Tribe: Total 13 Leptocircini Tribe: 9Continue reading “Butterflying Hobby: Papilioninae Subfamily #1 (Papilionini Tribe)”

Butterflying Hobby: Elliot’s Introduction

Some of my friends affectionately call me “Butterfly Boy,” and I guess I’m OK with that. Butterflying may not be the most manly hobby in the world—especially when a phrase like “prancing through the flowers after his fluttering friends” aptly describes what I do—but again, I’m OK with that. My wife, in fact, has comparedContinue reading “Butterflying Hobby: Elliot’s Introduction”

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