Hong Kong Lepidopterists' Society Events &
|Belize - Central America|
|Organiser: James Young and Lee Ping Chung|
Belize is a paradise of butterflies. A field trip is scheduled on 20th to 28th January, 2004. Belize was formerly a British colony so-called British Honduras in the Central America. If you like to join us to see hundreds of Belize's most beautiful butterflies in the Central America and some Mayan ruins, do contact Dr. P. C. Lee for details. It is believed that Belize has over 1000 species of butterflies and more to be discovered.
Xunantunich at Cayo District, a Mayan ruin
Some of the majestic butterflies of Belize:
Astraptes bevicauda Astraptes fulgerator Paches loxus Polythrix asine Urbanus teleus Urbanus esmeraldus
Thecla marsyas Thecla bathilids Evenus antinous Eumaeus godartii
Argyrogrammana holosticta Mesosemia spp.
Anartia fatima Hamadryas spp. Mestra amymone Siproeta stelenes
Heliconius charitonius Heliconius sapho
Caligo spp. Morpho spp.
Greta oto Danaus gilippus
Cissia metaleuca Cissia hesione Cissia libye
(prepared by J. J. Young)