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Friday Flyers #52

Ecuador Memories!


Happy Friday, Insect Aficionados!!! We hope you’re having a great Friday. This week marks our 52nd edition of Friday Flyers---a solid year full of interesting insects and “bug basics”. We hope you’ve had a chance to see and read all of our editions. If not, be sure to click on the link at the end of this post. It will take you to the D&M Perlman website where you can see all 52 weeks of Friday Flyers. This is also another anniversary of sorts. It’s been 15 years since we took a fantastic trip to our favorite nature reserve in Ecuador, Tinalandia. Tinalandia is situated on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains. It’s a superb blend of habitats with some primary and secondary rainforest as well as open habitats including a river, a pond, and many micro-habitats of various different types. While on our visit there we took thousands of photographs, many of which have been used in our various Friday Flyer posts. It is impossible to overestimate the biodiversity in this wonderful reserve. We have been there several times since and have photographed and documented approximately 300 species of butterflies, over 1000 species of moths, and several hundred assorted insects---all in less than 1000 acres!!! For butterflies, that’s more species than in the entire state of Illinois! So today we thought we’d show you just a small sampling of the things we saw on July 11, 1999.

We hope you enjoy it. See you on the trail!

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of Friday Flyers. We love sharing our interest in butterflies and insects with you. Please enjoy the photos we have posted with this week’s edition, and be sure to see all the previous pictures in our Friday Flyers album. Remember to “like” our Wonders Of Nature page, and be sure to pass it along to all your Facebook Friends. We hope you’ll visit our Wonders Of Nature department soon, and we look forward to seeing you.


Some of the butterflies that we cataloged

A great diversity of moths!

Acraea butterflies. The one on the left is laying eggs!

Some of the exotic insects that we came across

We photographed some amazing caterpillars there!


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