Watching Nature Flutter By Part II

Male Cairns Birdwing

Male Cairns Birdwing

This butterfly is amazing to see in person. Its colors really make it stand out and it is pretty big too, probably one of the bigger ones in the conservatory.

Rice paper butterfly

Rice paper butterfly

I couldn’t believe how much detail I got out of this picture. One of these lazybones hitchhikers attached itself to my back jeans pocket for about 45 minutes before a “flight attendant” (conservatory employee) removed it for me.

Some kind of creepy moth thing

Some kind of creepy moth thing

I’m not quite sure if this was a moth or a butterfly, though I would guess moth by the shape of its wings. Kind of creeped me out, even though I wasn’t as close to it as the photograph looks. I thought it was a male Common Mormon but it has too much color on it for that species.

Glasswing butterfly

Glasswing butterfly

This reminds me of a cross between a butterfly and a dragonfly, but they’re not. It’s just their thorax is shapped a bit differently than most butterflies.

Having lunch

Having lunch

I’m not sure what kind this one is, but it was so delicate, and then with the help of an excellent camera and a high shutter speed I got this photo:

Taking flight

Taking flight

Gorgeous green butterfly

Gorgeous green butterfly

Yes, a butterfly’s favorite meal apparently is the sugar from a rotten banana.

 

 

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