Beautiful butterflies at the Iguazu National Park.
The Iguazu National Park is not just about the Waterfalls. There is an abundance of animals and plants, that can be seen on both sides of the falls. One of the things that astounded me was the number of colorful butterflies flying around. Not only were they beautiful but there were so many of them. They were sitting on pathways, plants and even on the tourists. Once their wings dry, they start fluttering around. They all look different and the one is more beautiful than the other. Unfortunately I do no know any of the names of the butterflies but if you are into this, then you will have a wonderful time studying them. I believe it can be very interesting, especially if you know them by name.
Interesting facts about butterflies.
- Butterflies are insects.
- A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.
- Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with a special glue.
- Most caterpillars are plant eaters (herbivores).
- They feed mostly on nectar from flowers.
- Scientists estimate that there are between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
They can be seen early in the morning at the falls.
They are all different colors, shapes and sizes. I have read on another travel blog that if you go very early in the morning then you will see lots more. I wish I could have seen that!
Visitors will also be surprised to see an abundance of wildlife and animals in the park. I wish I had more time there but one day I will go back.
Where: Iguazu Falls Argentina
When: 12 March 2007