Ecuador Photo Gallery
Ecuador are a delight to photograph and come in all shapes, sizes and
colours. It is not known how many types of
butterflies there are in Ecuador, but it is believed that
there are probably more than 3000 butterfly species here. New
ones are being discovered or described all the time as butterfly
identification in Ecuador continues.
Butterflies and flowers in a butterfly garden in Ecuador.
butterflies can be
spotted in the wild in their
natural habitat, but they are often easier to photograph in a butterfly
garden or butterfly farm, in Ecuador known as a "mariposario".
There are several good butterfly gardens in Mindo,
where for a few dollars you can see all the life stages of butterflies
and photograph or paint butterfly pictures to your
Monarch butterfly (Danaus
as the one in the photo above, and various types of Heliconius are
common in butterfly farms in this area.
A type of heliconius butterfly, (Heliconius
erato sp), taken in a
butterfly garden in
butterflies are mostly brightly coloured and some mimic the markings of
Another butterfly picture taken in Mindo at a butterfly farm.
types of butterfly in Ecuador are almost transparent, such as the photo
above, which I think is a Methona
confusa, but am not sure -
any tips for butterfly
identification are welcome.
butterfly pictures, like all the photographs on
this site, are copyrighted and not to be used without permission.
in Photos: Butterfly Pictures
Butterfly images from Ecuador, pictures of butterflies, some
taken in a
garden, others in wild butterfly habitat full of butterflies and