Butterflies at the Boston Museum of Science

Today I went to the Butterfly Garden at Boston’s Museum of Science, with my new Canon Rebel Xs.

This one is the star of the show there, a Common Morpho. They are a lot more drab on the underside of their wings than the brilliant blue on the topside.


Owl moth.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Clouded Sulphur


(not sure what this one is)


Clouded Sulphur


A Postman Butterfly with a snout full of pollen.


It was rolling and unrolling its proboscis.


Postman Butterfly


Common Morpho, just basking.


Spicebush Swallowtail.


Yellow Swallowtail (I think)


Slurping up some pollen.


Another Spicebush Swallowtail.


No idea what this one is.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.


Common Morpho, laying out.


Common Morpho, folded up.


A very fat and hairy Luna Moth.


The antennae are fairly beautiful.


Their “tails” are quite long.


Their backs are quite hairy too.