Just Kiddin'

Pictures from BC's beautiful south coast.
6/17/16

Painted Lady - Split Proboscis

When the butterflies emerge the proboscis is in two parts. They 'zip' it together by curling and uncurling the two pieces. This one could not manage to complete that and they remain in two parts. I did not release it today, I'll keep this one and the clear wing moth until they kick the bucket.

**update - I ended up release both. The butterfly was more active then any of the others and took off straight away.


Note also that this butterfly uses only 4 legs for standing on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphalidae

 

Comments (2)

Blog Entries
Archive>
Current Poll
Which season is best for photos?



Calendar
«December 2017»
SMTWTFS
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

©2017 Delphi Forums LLC All Rights Reserved