1 The butterfly collection graces the mantle wall of this stately bedroom.
2 The collection over the writing desk
3 The collection to the left of the fireplace
4 A collection of Caligo Memnon, commonly called Owl butterflies, after their huge eye spots, which resemble owls' eyes.
5 The top of the Owl butterfly's wings are rather plain in comparison to its bottoms, which....
6 Is one of the best examples of mimicry in the butterfly world. The eyes actually scare predators away. The rest of the wing even mimics owl feathers.
7 Caligo Memnon are found in the rain forests and secondary forests of Mexico, Central and South America.
8 Argema mittrei, known as the Comet Moth, is an African moth, native to the rain forests of Madagascar. it one of the world's largest silk moths.
9 This is a Queen Victoria's Birdwing, Ornithoptera victoriae, a butterfly found in the Solomon Islands in Papua New Guinea.
10 Another type of Queen Victoria's Birdwing butterfly from the Solomon Islands
11 Three neutral-toned morpho butterflies
12 A Morpho Telemachus from South America
13 This angelic-looking butterfly is the White Morpho from South America.
14 This beauty is Morpho Hecuba Sunset from South America - the largest species in the genus morpho with a wingspan than can reach 7.9-inches
15 A collection of Blue Morpho butterflies
16 The melaneus Blue Morpho (Morpho melaneus) is an iridescent tropical butterfly of Central and South America.
17 This is a Morpho papirius from Peru.
18 Morpho Aurora butterfly from Bolivia
19 A Blue Morpho butterfly
20 Attacus Caesar, or Atlas moths are found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia. Considered the largest moth in the world, its wingtip looks like a snake head.
21 Another collection of iridescent Morpho butterflies
22 Morpho goderti are found in Peru and Bolivia
23 Sulkowski oppiana, or Pearl Morpho, from Colombia - it changes color depending on the angle it's viewed.
24 The other Morpho goderti
25 Goliathus regius are among the largest insects, measuring 2 - 4-inches in length. They are found in many of Africa's tropical forests, where they feed primarily on tree sap and fruit.
26 A closer look at a female specimen found in the ivory Coast. These are the only beetles in my collection.