Insects

Butterfly…

I know…its a very common butterfly – so sue me…

Butterfly

…I don’t even know if its a butterfly or a moth…but I love the way the light is shining clear through its wings.

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9 Comments

Jenny - 22. May, 2015 - Reply

Lovely photo… I love butterflies 🙂

frankiekay - 22. May, 2015 - Reply

Me too – I have hundreds, but Im sure this is the best one yet

Suki - 26. May, 2015 - Reply

Nice catch. I went into the butterfly rooms at our local wildlife centre. Full of beautiful ones but they did not settle long enough for me to catch….

frankiekay - 26. May, 2015 - Reply

They are alive??? Flying around? Awesome!

Suki - 27. May, 2015 - Reply

Yes – Pupae hatching in cupboards – jungle like plants, rocks etc, so humid in there. Butterflies were everywhere. All my pictures blurred…..

Margaret Macneill - 27. May, 2015 - Reply

It is still beautiful and well done on getting such a marvellous photo. Here in Europe we see less and less of these lovely creatures.

frankiekay - 27. May, 2015 - Reply

I love them, and here in Africa, we still have quite a number flying around and its fairly cold aleady

El Rolyat - 07. Aug, 2015 - Reply

Beautiful picture.
When I was a child my Dad told me how to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth – it’s in the antennae. Moths’ are fuzzy or fluffy, butterflies’ smooth with a rounded club on the end.
Also, moths rest with their wings flat while butterflies rest with their wings held vertically.
Now you know 🙂

frankiekay - 07. Aug, 2015 - Reply

Thank you. I’ll remember that! I’ve still to post the moth that looks like a wasp!