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An interesting butterfly rescue
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Jesuslove(Hannah)
South Africa
Jun 19, 2022
Wow! That’s amazing! 🦋
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Brown Tail Moth larvae (Euproctis chrysorrhoea)
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Jesuslove(Hannah)
South Africa
Jun 06, 2022
Such an interesting species! 🐛
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Bush Brown butterfly on a cloudy day
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Bush Brown butterfly on a cloudy day
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Fascinating Hawkmoth caterpillars that mimic a snake
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Butterflies foraging for minerals
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Jesuslove(Hannah)
South Africa
Oct 11, 2021
@Phil Morland Nice! Thank you!
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Butterflies foraging for minerals
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Jesuslove(Hannah)
South Africa
Oct 09, 2021
@Rachel S @Phil Morland Yes. Definitely mind blowing! 🤯
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Butterflies foraging for minerals
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Jesuslove(Hannah)
South Africa
Oct 09, 2021
Thank you so much for all questions the answers! It helped me learn a lot of new information about butterflies! The name theory for the word butterfly is really interesting. I never knew or thought of that it way before. 🤔 It also lead me to researching about the amazing Purple Emporer butterfly! I wouldn’t have thought that they were such big butterflies with such a large wingspan after seeing a photograph. And I also found it interesting that their diet comes does not come from flowers and that they prefer to stay in tree canopies. I hope that if I ever visit the UK I am able to see one!😄 Researching about it also led me to some questions about the butterfly, if you would please answer: Why is it that some of the male butterflies have less purple pigmentation than others? For example in this picture of the male from the Apatira iris Wikipedia page:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Purple_emperor_(Apatura_iris)_male.jpg the male has only one wing with purple pigmentation. And I searched for other Purple Emperor images and there were males with less pigmentation than others as well. Does how much purple pigmentation a male butterfly has depend on its diet? If so what diet makes the butterfly have more pigmentation and what diet makes it have less pigmentation? Does it depend on the area of UK it resides in? Why is the female of the Purple Emperor species larger than the male? Is it because of the size of the eggs they lay? Why do you sometimes get species with larger females in butterflies in general? Where would be the best place to find a Purple Emperor butterfly in the UK today? (This question is also for future reference if I ever go to the UK haha) Have you ever seen one while living in the UK? Thank you so much if you answer my questions! I’m sorry that I ended up asking so many questions, I’m just really excited about this butterfly species :) Here is the Wikipedia page of the Apatura iris species if anyone is interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatura_iris
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Butterfly gardening is so rewarding
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Jesuslove(Hannah)
South Africa
Oct 04, 2021
Ok. thank you!
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