While most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers, they can also be seen slurping away at urine, scat (animal poo, above) or dead animals. They can glean extra nutrients from these sources that include sodium and nitrogen, as these are not present in the sugar-rich but generally nutrient-poor nectar. Some observers point out the butterflies that feed in this way are more often males. It has been suggested that these extra nutrients may be passed along from the male to the female as a nuptial gift in a spermatophore for their egg production.
Polygrammodes ponderalis. Found in South America.
Maybe ? Oxytenis modestia, 'Dead Leaf Moth'. Found in rainforest in Central and northern South America.
Many of the moths in this family are called 'Emerald Moths', because they are often green in colour.
Synchlora gerularia. The caterpillars feed on Asteraceae plants. This species is found across much of the North and South America.
Pantherodes (?pardalaria) 'Leopard Moth'.
Psamathia sp. Vertical bars across wings.
'Tiger Moths' are often yellow and black in colour.
Cosmosoma includes over 70 species of moths.
Mesothen sp. includes over 30 species of moths
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