The endemic Callicore ines, October 2021, Putumayo, Colombia
The endemic Callicore ines, October 2021, Putumayo, Colombia

Colombia is a country that is rich in biodiversity, with many different species of animals and plants found nowhere else in the world. As a result, The catalog of Colombia’s endemic butterflies has been a long time coming. Among these are its many unique types of butterflies, which have evolved over time to fill specific ecological niches.

A new identification guide to the endemic butterflies of Colombia has just been published! The guide, authored by Blanca Huertas, Jean François Le Crom & Yenny Correa-Carmona, documents Colombia’s 192 species of endemic butterflies. This is the first published comprehensive identification guide to the country’s endemic butterflies. Therefore, the guide will be a valuable resource for butterfly enthusiasts and scientists alike.

The guide includes information on the physical characteristics, habitat, and distribution of each species. It also features many beautiful photographs from our talented guide, Fredy Montero Abril. Anyone interested in these unique butterflies will find this an essential reference. Congratulations to the authors on this impressive achievement!

In conclusion, butterfly enthusiasts and scientists will now have a comprehensive guide to help them identify Colombia’s 192 species of endemic butterflies. For anyone interested in these beautiful creatures this first-of-its-kind guide will be a valuable resource. If you’re excited to see some of these butterflies for yourself, join us on one of our many Colombian butterfly tours!


If you are looking for a vacation destination that is off the beaten path, Fauna Ventures’ eco-tours are for you. Avoid the crowds at some of the hidden gems we’ll visit and have all of the butterflies to yourself. You’ll most definitely want to bring your camera to capture all the beauty around you.

Above all, our small group and couples’ private tours are a wonderful way to escape from your day-to-day grind. Relax with us in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Honduras and Colombia will take you back to a slower-paced so you can explore at your leisure with no rush to accomplish to-do lists or tasks. Reach out to our team to learn more, and sign up today!