Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Not a Monarch

What I have heard EVERYONE talking about is NOT a monarch.... they left to mexico at the end of the summer.

This is a moth... albeit a fancy one, but most certainly a moth.


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  1. Whatever it is ... it is beautiful!

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  2. It is a pretty butterfly, I wonder what kind it is?

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    1. It is actually a moth. When it lifted it's wings you could tell. It was NOT colourful on the outside and it is furry all over which is a hint that it is a moth and not a butterfly.

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  3. So pretty! I love butterflies, even the NOT Monarchs, lol!

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  4. I think it's a moth but still pretty!

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  5. What a pretty whatever-it-is!

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  6. SO pretty and such a great shot!

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  7. Pretty butterfly. I seen some like it earlier this month, but couldn't get a good close up picture.

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  8. I rarely see butterflies here in Iowa, that is pretty.

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  9. So pretty!! We have moths... not quite as pretty. :)

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  10. I had no idea that moths had such beautiful colors.

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  11. Very cool, great photo. I wouldn't have thought it was a moth.

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  12. It looks so close to a monarch - do you think it's a mimic? Monarchs taste awful to predators (so I've heard) and wonder if this little guy mimics them to not be eaten! What a great photo.

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    1. I absolutely think that is why they have the same colours! And actually it was my son who told me this - but apparently most brightly coloured things are poisonous to birds and other things that may prey on butterflies/bugs. This moth just doesn't want to be eaten!

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  13. Wow what an amazing shot! That is one beautiful butterfly

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  14. Wow- AMAZING shot!! Love butterflies:)

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  15. What a gorgeous photograph... I love photos of butterflies and pretty moths. I have flowers in my front yard that attract them and as long as the dogs aren't around, I can get some nice photos.
    I think this one is a Silver Spotted Skipper, but I might be mistaken. I'm just learning about the different kinds.
    Whatever it is, you took a wonderful shot. =)

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  16. Beautiful! But yup, not a monarch. Love the photo

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  17. How do you tell the difference?

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