We had a great time looking at the hatchery first (click on photos to enlarge):
I find the pupae of Northern European butterflies don't look all that exciting and I've understood here for the first time where the term chrysalis comes from (and no, with all my crawling through the rainforest I didn't come across a single chrysalis there - just ants, mosquitos, biting spiders and stick insects).
Inside the house itself are some pretty good butterflies - the dull light today, though, didn't really help me to do them justice with the camera.
Here is a Common Blue Morpho:
And a female Great Mormon - yes, it IS alive, in case you wonder. It's just sitting on a white background:
I love the texture and luminosity of their wings:
And lastly here's a chap whose species I have yet to find out:
There are more critters on display at Camera Critters, hosted by Misty Dawn.