Galapagos butterflies

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Sun Feb 7 10:03:04 EST 1999

There are indeed butterflies (as well as many moths) in the Galapagos.  
Indeed, some of these will be familiar to visitors from North America. 

The following list is from M.H. Jackson's GALAPAGOS:A NATURAL HISTORY 
GUIDE University of Calgary Press (1989)

Phoebis sennae marcellina widespread
Agraulis vanillae galapagensis: widespread
Vanessa virginiensis
Vanessa carye 
Danaus plexippus
Danaus gilippus
Leptodes parrhasioides (endemic)
Urbanus dorantes

On our two week trip to the islands we identified all but V. carye and 

M. Gochfeld

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