Friday, February 12, 2010

Puerto Rico – Non-Avian Highlights

Birds weren’t all that we saw in Puerto Rico. There were many butterflies seen flitting about that I didn’t get photographs of. These included Great Southern White, Cloudless Sulphur, and Florida Purplewing. I did get one decent butterfly photo of a Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak.

mallow scrub-hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

We found two funky-looking moths. The first flew into the restaurant during dinner in Maricao. It’s about the size of a monarch.

Funky Moth1

The second was found at Casa Cubuy in El Yunque. This one was about 3” long.

funky moth2

Lizards are plentiful in Puerto Rico. The most common are of the Anolis genus like the one below.

lizard2

We also saw this interesting lizard in a tree. Maybe someone out there knows the ID. It’s probably another anole! (Update - might be Puerto Rican Crested Anole)

lizard

This concludes all of the Puerto Rico posts I had planned. It was a fantastic trip!

15 comments:

forestal said...

great shots. My wife and I just went there 2 months ago, some wonderful areas there

dan

Alberto said...

It is a PR Crested Anole, it is the most common species in PR. The green one is an Emerald Anole (Anolis evermani). Nice photos!

Patrick B. said...

Cool. Thanks.

Jochen said...

"This concludes all of the Puerto Rico posts I had planned. "

I DISAPPROVE!

Mel said...

Wow, nice shots!

Velva said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jochen said...

Hmmm, there used to be a blogger somewhere around here, wait... I'll find him, he can't be that far away,...

Patrick B. said...

Who? What? Huh? Eh? I got an offer to buy my domain name for $3500. I think it's a scam, but it looked pretty legit.

Jochen said...

No - you wouldn't!!

You'll come back to us, right?

Patrick B. said...

Nah! Perhaps I will make a comeback of epic proportions in due time...

Jochen said...

Okay.
It'd better be epic then!

Look, I cam back when my son was around 1 year old. Therefore, you can do it, too.

dAwN said...

Wow! What a great trip you had! will put that trip on our bucket list!
Might try and get a group of Birders who blog tweet and chirp together end of Aug. not sure where in new england yet..might be a bit late for peak shorebird migration, correct?
any suggestions of places?

Jochen said...

Look, Patrick. Corey linked to your blog´in his butterfly post.
This is your chance: come out of your closet, you can't hide from us forever! We want Hawk Owl Nest posts!!

Patrick B. said...

Hey Jochen - in due time, my friend... in due time...

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