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Bug of the Week: Butterflies in the Meadow

Let's spend some time in this lovely meadow.

summer-field-C_0295Butterflies are flitting from flower to flower. It is enjoyable to watch them at work.

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Can you see the long tongue (proboscis) of this skipper moth probing the clover flower?

wood-nymph-brsh-foot_0348Look how orange this wood nymph's antennae are.

You can't help but notice the eye spots on the wings. This one has a bit missing from its hind wing that is shaped like a bird beak. Maybe the bird was fooled by the eye spots, which allowed the butterfly to get away.

wood-nymph-tattered-wingsAnother wood nymph, which also survived.

flower-clover-trefoilIt can be a dangerous world for butterflies in the meadow.

 

Don't forget, National Moth Week starts on Saturday July 23, 2016.

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