Orion Cecropian Historis odius This captivating, large butterfly has a wingspan of 11 cm (4 in.) and calls attention with its bright orange upperparts when flying. However, at rest, they fold their wings

Blue-winged Helicopter Damselfly Megaloprepus caerulatus Photo by Domiciano Alveo With a wingspan of up to 19 cm, the Blue-winged Helicopter is the largest member of the dragonfly and damselfly order, Odonata. It is

Rusted Clearwing-Satyr Cithaerias pireta Photo by Jenn Sinasac Also known as “Pink-tipped Satyr” and “Blushing Phantom”, this pretty, delicate butterfly is a member of the Nymphalidae family, the brushfoots. It is one of

Rothschild’s Giant Silkmoth Rothschildia triloba Photo by Jenn Sinasac Rothschild’s Giant Silkmoths are among the largest and most beautiful of all moths. With a wide wingspan of 10-12 cm, they are approximately the

Giant Ceiba Borer Euchroma gigantea Photo by Jenn Sinasac This very distinctive beetle always captivates our guests—it’s one of the largest beetles around! In addition to its whopping size (5-8 cm), its robust,

Harlequin Beetle Acrocinus longimanus Photo by Jenn Sinasac One of the largest and most beautiful beetles of the Neotropics, the Harlequin Beetle is named for the ornate, colorful red, olive & black pattern

Great Eurybia Eurybia patrona persona Photo by Jenn Sinasac Also known as the Great Sheenmark, this is a large, recognizable member of the metalmark family, Riodinidae. At 30-35 mm, it is the largest

Regal Hairstreak Evenus regalis Photo by Jenn Sinasac From the observation deck of the Canopy Tower, you may be fortunate to see one of the most stunning butterflies of the Neotropics, the Regal

Banded Peacock Anartia fatima Photo by Jenn Sinasac One of the most common and abundant butterflies in Panama! This medium-sized (6-7 cm) brushfoot butterfly (family Nymphalidae) is brown above with a bold cream-white

Glossy Daggerwing Marpesia furcula Photo by Jenn Sinasac Some of the most wanted butterflies to see in Panama are the daggerwings.  Superficially looking like swallowtails, these beautiful butterflies belong to the large brushfoot