Lovely. Well captured, on film that is..!I thought, looking at these photos, about a huge display case we had at my High School. It was filled with butterflies, all held with pins, there was another filled with beetles. I always found it morbid, to see the beautiful creatures impaled in that way.I wonder if they are still there, and if so if any of the species are now extinct. Just thinking out loud, please excuse me...!xx
What a beautiful butterfly!
Dear Sheila,I have seen the mounted butterflies before. I like to think the butterflies were already "dead" when the monting happened.I have a new reference book and all the photos are of mounted butterflies and moths. I think live photos are much better.So many of the butterflies are extint as the rain forest is being destroyed and they have lost their habitat.I love listening to you think out loud...Makes me think too.Thank you for thinking out loud with me!xxSherry
Dear Naturewoman,I love butterflies. It is fun to learn their names too.I saw the Question Mark last year and was so happy to see they have returned to the gardens. Sherry
Could this be a ~Gray Comma!~I am looking at my book ~the field guide to butterflies~ hugs NG
Hi Naturegirl,The Gray Comma is not in my butterfly book so I did a bit of research. I guess it could be but I think this butterfly is bigger than the Gray Comma. All of Commas do look similiar. The Question Mark is a Comma too. I need to see a range map to see if the Gray Comma is in my area. I know this butterfly is different from the Eastern Comma as I have them also in the yard. I need a better butterfly field guide too.If it is a Gray I would be extra pleased!Thanks for looking butterfly up.They can be tough to id.Sherry
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