Lepidoptera Lovers: Butterfly Kisses

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    Butterflies and moths are like the beautiful flowers of the Animal Kingdom. This thread is for sharing photos, facts, and inspirational sightings of any member of the Lepidoptera family.

    I'll start with a specie in my favorite color: Lysandra bellargus. (Adonis Blue)


    In the book, A World of Butterflies, text by Brian Cassie, 2004, Chanticleer Press, p. 60. it says: "The Adonis Blue is one of many species of blues that is closely attended by ants during its larval stage. The ants feed on sweet secretions from the larvae's honeydew glands and they provide the immature insects with a measure of protection from predators. Adonis Blue caterpillars, which feed openly during the day, are almost always found in the company of ants. At times the ants even protect them at night by covering them over with a layer of soil."

    I have the book in my private library at home. It's a small hardcover that has full-page sized butterfly photographs by photographer Kjell Sandved.
     
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    Lepidoptera, Bombyx mori (Silk Moth)

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    Neato!!!
     
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    I remember when I was a kid in Long Beach, the monarch's would be every ware. All over the walls, windows us.
     
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    Not a butterfly but awesome nonetheless.

    Actias luna
     

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    Love monarchs. And I get to see plenty of them during their migration. Can't see any leaves on the eucalyptus trees at all. It's nothing but butterflies.
     
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    Thought this vid would go well in this topic:

     
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    The luna moth is though, Lepidoptera, and aren't they fabulous? My first sighting was at the age of 14 in the town of Bruni, TX, east of Laredo. I also saw one in 1970 at Casper, Wyoming. Those beautiful creatures have a real range.
     
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    I didn't know it could be done either until I ran across a butterfly that needed help. Then I went to youtube to see if it was possible and found that one :)
     

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