Whilst the butterfly pictures that I get are not the greatest as I use a 70-200mm Canon f2.8 it does give me the versatility to take butterflies at a reasonably close range whilst also being able to stand off and get shots from a distance, often a considerable distance, both of butterflies in flight and of birds and other wildlife. If I used just a 100mm macro lens I'd get better butterfly pictures especially of the smaller species but I would get much fewer of them and I'd miss lots of other opportunities. And up to now I've avoided the temptation of carrying another lens with me. I do carry a small Panasonic TZ40 compact in my pocket at all times which I use for scenery and all the close-ups and that works quite well except when as on this trip I had the camera on the wrong settings and couldn't figure out how to change them! And not being able to get on the internet and check the manual online didn't help. Ah well, you live and learn though it does mean that a lot of the close-ups that I took on this trip are rubbish and not worth showing. Lynn uses a TZ70 for scenery shots etc but it lacks certain important features that the TZ40 has.
We had left the outside lights on last night in the hope of attracting some moths. I checked at first light and as as the wind had got up and was blowing strongly onto the wall there was very little to see. A little later when we checked to see if Doug was ready to go down for breakfast he was still photographing the moths that he had attracted to his lights. His room was slightly lower than ours and both walls had been very sheltered from the wind and were absolutely covered with moths - there must have been 100 species or more including 6 species of Hawk-moth.
As we were checking out there a pair of Cuban Green Anoles Anolis porcatus on the balcony wall. Although we have seen them in lots of places it was the first time that we had seen a male displaying by extending its dewlap. The poor chap had lots his tail at some point in the past but at least he got away with his life.