BUTTERFLY and INSECT MUSEUM
La Ceiba, Honduras
Enter the absolutely incredible world of the butterfly and insect museum located in La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras. This unique museum hosts over 6000 butterflies and moths collected from remote areas throughout Honduras. Adorning two walls of the 1000 square foot museum are bright red, iridescent blue, and intricate wing patterns that delight the viewer’s eyes. This nonprofit museum contains the personal collection of Mr. Robert Lehman who has been collecting these insects for over 30 years. We sincerely hope that you can visit the museum someday to enjoy this natural beauty with your own eyes. Mrs. Lehman is a retired school teacher and would be happy to give you a personal guided tour. Please return to this page, we plan to provide additional pictures for your enjoyment in the near future.
Who could ever forget their first encounter with the large Owl’s Eye butterfly as it slowly opens and closes its wings while feeding on a rotten mango on the forest floor?
Also displayed are over 600 butterflies collected from 20 countries around the world including:
- The two largest moths in the world
- The most colorful moth in the world
- The most iridescent butterfly in the world
- The butterfly with the longest proboscis
Another wall is covered with over 2000 other insects such as bright green scarab beetles, giant water bugs, large hercules beetles, dinosaur-looking grasshoppers, black tarantula wasps, spectacular blue tipped damselflies, flying cockroaches, skinny walking sticks, leaf-like praying mantis, weird peanut-head bugs, and many more unique specimens!
Imagine being surrounded by 8000 insects plus enjoying:
- A stereo video on insects
- A stereo video on butterflies
- Night collecting displays
- Beer and banana traps
- Powerful microscopes that make ants look like elephants
- Informative posters and maps
- Cool Air Conditioning
Location: Colonia El Sauce, Casa G-12, Segunda Etapa, La Ceiba, Honduras
For additional information contact:
La Ceiba, Honduras
Tel: (504) 42-2874
Partial View of Museum