Thursday, September 16, 2010


These are photos of the lepidopterans (butterflies, moths) I've been encountering recently. The top two images are the ones I saw in Kansas City on 9/10(sat). The 2nd close up butterfly was found dead in that position and its leaves seemed to be very translucent/clear. Even though it was windy and rainy, it somehow managed to stay in that position.

The last photo of a moth mimicking the ground was taken on 9/6 (Monday) near Wilmette, IL, where the Baha'i Temple is located. I ended up touching it because I couldn't tell if it was dead or alive. After I touched it few times it tweaked a little but didn't make much movement. I assumed it was asleep and left it alone :)


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