Starry Cracker Hamadryas laodamia Photo by Tino Sanchez The Starry Cracker is an eye-catching creature; it has velvety blue-black wings with bright blue iridescent spots.  Unlike other crackers, males and females are sexually

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

Banded Owl-Butterfly Caligo atreus Photo by Jenn Sinasac The Banded Owl-Butterfly is a large, striking butterfly common to the lowland rainforests and secondary forests of Central and South America, from Mexico to Peru.

Red Cracker Hamadryas amphinome Photo by Jenn Sinasac The Red Cracker is a truly flashy butterfly! Among some very interesting behaviors, the Red Cracker butterfly is strikingly beautiful – bright metallic blue and

Giant Butterfly-Moth Castniomera atymnius Photo by Jenn Sinasac The Giant Butterfly-Moth is one of the most intriguing of Panama’s insects. This diurnal moth creates much confusion when it comes to identification—it is easily

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,

Dirce Beauty Colobura dirce A common butterfly of the tropical lowlands and foothills, the Dirce Beauty (also known as Small Beauty) is easily recognized by its underside with black and white zebra striping,