Video of a male Orangetip feeding on a dandelion. The male orangetip is perceived to be much prettier than its female counterpart. They seldom rest on flowers longer than a few seconds. Shot in Assumpnik WMA, New Jersey on April 16, 2006.
The Rocky Mountain Parnassian flies much faster than its relative species Usuba-Shiro, which is found in Japan. This video of a male of the species was shot by Mitch Denda in Eldora, Colorado on July 1, 2006. Denda completed back-to-back trips to Japan and Colorado in July 2006 to compare speed flights of Parnassians in both countries.
A close up scene of a female Morpho peleides butterfly. Shot in San Felipe, Venezuela by Mitsunori (Mitch) Denda and Roger Manrique on October 31, 2004. The butterfly was released to observe its flight after a close up scene was filmed. The Morpho peleides is an iridescent tropical butterfly found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America,Paraguay and Trinidad. The brilliant blue color of the butterfly's wings is caused by the diffraction of the light...
The Parantica sita is a Danaidae butterfly, which is a relative of the Monarch butterfly, called Asagi-Madara in Japan. Like Monarchs, they fly a long distance over the island of Japan. Shot in by Mitch Denda in Shichimi Onsen, Japan on October 22, 2005.
Diaethrias are known for carrying numbers (typically what looks like the numerals 88 and 98) on the ventral side of their hind wing. This video was shot by Mitsunori (Mitch) Denda and Roger Manrique in San Felipe, Venezuela on October 30, 2004.
Ithomiidae butterflies fly even in light rain. It is relatively easy to follow them due to the slow flight, but their transparent wings makes it difficult to focus properly. Shot by Mitch Denda and Roger Manrique in San Felipe, Venezuela on October 31, 2004.
The Sasakia charonda is called Oh-Murasaki (Big Purple) in Japan, where it is the national butterfly. The dorsal side of the male's wings is a bright breathtaking purple. This video of a male of the species was shot by Mitch Denda in Matsushiro, Japan on July 18, 2005.