The Butterflies of Monteverde: Morphos and Owls

Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae (Morphinae & Brassolinae)

The species below have been recorded from the Monteverde region, above 700 m elevation in the Cordillera de Tilarán. The scientific names follow DeVries (1987).*


Antirrhea miltiades (Fabricius)
Antirrhea pterocopha Godman & Salvin
Morpho granadensis polybaptus Butler
Morpho peleides limpida Butler
Morpho polyphemus catarina Corea and Chacon
Morpho theseus aquarius Butler


Brassolis isthmia Bates
Caligo atreus dionysos Fruhstorfer
Caligo eurilochus sulanus Fruhstorfer
Caligo memnon memnon (Felder & Felder)
Catoblepia orgetorix championi Bristow
Eryphanis aesacus buboculus (Butler)
Eryphanis polyxena lycomedon (Felder)
Opoptera staudingeri (Godman & Salvin)
Opsiphanes bogatanus Distant
Opsiphanes cassina fabricii (Boisduval)
Opsiphanes quiteria quirinus Godman & Salvin

* DeVries, P. J. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Vol. I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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Created: 6 January 2001; Updated: 4 May 2001.