Butterflies in Brazil

Brazil boasts a diverse array of butterflies, including the iconic Blue Morpho and the vibrant Julia Heliconian. Varied landscapes, from rainforests to grasslands, provide rich habitats for these delicate and colorful insects. The Amazon rainforest and Atlantic Forest contribute significantly to its rich fauna of butterflies.

Butterflies in Brazil

Butterflies in Brazil

List of Different Butterfly Species of Brazil

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

  • Elara Clearwing (Aeria elara)
  • Berania Daggerwing (Marpesia berania)
  • Harmonia Tigerwing (Tithorea harmonia)
  • Flamingo Leafwing (Fountainea ryphra)
  • Menelaus Morpho (Morpho menelaus)
  • Helenor Morpho (Morpho helenor)
  • Cassiope Owl (Selenophanes cassiope)
  • Mimas Satyr (Magneuptychia mimas)
  • Astarte Eighty-eight (Callicore astarte)
  • Clymenia Eighty-eight (Diaethria clymena)
  • Hystaspes Eighty-eight (Callicore hystaspes)
  • Kolyma Eighty-eight (Catacore kolyma)
  • Pyracmon Eighty-eight (Paulogramma pyracmon)
  • Pusilla Purplewing (Eunica pusilla)
  • Amphiro Redring (Pyrrhogyra amphiro)
  • Starry Night Cracker (Hamadryas laodamia)
  • Variable Cracker (Hamadryas feronia)
  • Pyrame Beauty (Haematera pyrame)
  • White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
  • Red Peacock (Anartia amathea)
  • Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete)
  • Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
  • Capucinus Sister (Adelpha capucinus)
  • Pointer Sister (Adelpha iphiclus)
  • Smooth-banded Sister (Adelpha cytherea)
  • Claudina Crescent (Tegosa claudina)
  • Serpia Crescent (Tegosa serpia)
  • Green Longwing (Philaethria dido)
  • Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
  • Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)
  • Juno (Dione juno)
  • Red Postman (Heliconius erato)
  • Banded Longwing (Dryadula phaetusa)
  • Illioneus Giant Owl (Caligo ilioneus)
  • Southern Monarch (Danaus erippus)
  • Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)
  • Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure)
  • Linda’s Emperor (Doxocopa linda)
  • Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides)
  • Dynamine agacles

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

  • Marysas Hairstreak (Pseudolycaena marsyas)
  • Pearly-gray Hairstreak (Strephonata tephraeus)
  • Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
  • Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

  • Florida White (Appias drusilla)
  • Elathea Yellow (Eurema elathea)
  • Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
  • Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

Metalmark (Riodinidae)

  • Chione Nymphidium (Nymphidium chione)

Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

  • Thaos Swallowtail (Papilio thaos)
  • Hyppason Swallowtail (Papilio hyppason)
  • Ruby Spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades)
  • Neophilous Cattleheart (Parides neophilus)
  • Panthonus Cattleheart (Parides panthonus)
  • Vertumnous Cattleheart (Parides vertumnus)

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

  • Black-patched Duskywing (Ebrietas anacreon)
  • Geometrina Skipper (Trina geometrina)
  • Frosted Flasher (Astraptes alardus)
  • Veined White Skipper (Heliopetes arsalte)
  • Barcastus Firetip (Mysoria barcastus)
  • Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes)
  • Megacles Longtail (Aguna megaelus)
  • Plain Longtail (Urbanus simplicius)
  • Teleus Longtail (Urbanus teleus)
  • Theagenes dichorus

The Onofre Cunha forest fragment, the Pantanal, and the Amazon are some of the best places for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts to watch butterflies. They can also be viewed in sunny areas along roads, open field plantations, and trails.