There have been a bevy of beautiful butterflies in the foliage of the vacant lot next door lately.  Except for the monarch, I don't know what these are, so if anyone knows, please leave a comment!
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I always feel bad for the ones whose wings are all tattered and torn
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Just flowers -- no butterfly in this one
David Christmas
11/9/2011 02:21:05 am

Nice pics! Did you guys use a digital SLR with a macro lens or a rangefinder? It's getting pretty cool up here in NC so clearly the butterflies prefer Belize cause I haven't seen one in a while...

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BeBelize Emily
11/9/2011 07:01:00 am

Hi David, we just a digital camera with 12x optical zoom, but we were standing very close to the butterflies so no further magnification was needed. Glad you liked the photos!

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BeBelize Emily
11/20/2011 10:48:43 pm

Thanks to Elbert Greer, we now know that the black/white one is a Zebra Longwing. It is actually the Florida state butterfly.

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BeBelize Emily
11/21/2011 03:36:56 am

Thanks to Coleen on the Ambergris Caye message board, we just learned that the orange striped butterfly is Banded Orange Helicon (Dryadula phaetusa) and the orange is a Julia (Dryas iulia). Thanks Coleen!

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nataly
2/9/2013 12:23:18 am

Hi! The first one is a banded orange heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa). The second, with only orange, is a Julia (Dyras iulia)

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