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Butterfly Preserve

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 09:44 PM

One of our regular superb photographers?! The "whir" of the wings is incredible.


 POWDRELL helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 03:07 AM

Is that really a cigarette butt in the photo? It appears that other butterflies may have mated here before. Evidence: post-mating cigarette butt.

I pick up a lot of cigarette butts on the beach. Questions to the Edhat community: when is it safe to pick up cigarette butts? Why don't smokers pick up their trash? Stay civil please.

Great photos...thanks for sharing them with us.


 COMMENT 365423 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 04:36 AM

I love the butterfly posts. Thanks for sharing the pics.

The thread should remain as such. Why not start a separate thread for your question.


 COMMENT 365493 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 10:01 AM

Here's a morbid true fact: these butterflies often mate in-air, and you can feel especially lucky if you see a pair on a "nuptial flight" conjoined at the bits and flapping along in the air. BUT nature is cruel, look closely at the bodies you may find on the ground, and most are MALE monarchs, missing their hind parts. These sometimes break OFF when "flying united," possibly due to the weight of the mate. Presumably the female then hits the eject, and the males are left to flutter down and expire. You can tell the difference between the sexes easily: males have thinner veins and a "dot" in the middle vein on the bottom wing.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2013-01-21 12:58 PM

At least some ones getting la&d.


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