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Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail or Blue Swallowtail) is a swallowtail butterfly found in North America and Central America. The butterflies are black with iridescent blue hind wings.

"Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly." And mine is blue.

Lyropteryx apollonia is widely distributed throughout the tropical regions of South America including Colombia, western and southern Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.


Red Flag Winged Butterfly (Heliconius melpomene) found from Mexico to South America

Red Pierrot Butterfly

The Red Pierrot butterfly (Talicada nyseus) is a small but striking butterfly found in South Asia and South-East Asia belonging to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

What are the rarest and most endangered butterflies of the world? This quick and easy guide tells you all about these beautiful and critically imperiled insects

Top 10 Rare or Endangered Butterflies

Papilio chikae is also known as the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail. It's a large insect, with lovely iridescent lunules around the margin of each hind wing.