The shriek factor was so high on this blog yesterday that I felt I needed to make amends quickly. But, hey, it was Hallowe'en time, how could I resist!
No yeows, eeks, heebie-jeebies, or anything for this post, I hope!
Here is a dried chrysalis, from which a butterfly is about to emerge
A just emerged Monarch butterfly. Its wings were still wet and it was very reluctant to move.
This one got very comfortable on the wall. It is a Common Blue Morpho that is bright blue on the inside and a dull brown on the outside. Check out the 'eyes' that startle would-be predators!
This is one of my favorite butterflies. It has a dove like pattern on its wings and you can see its proboscis clearly! I had identified this one but don't remember the name offhand and I can't find my butterfly identification brochure either!
These are just some of the gorgeous butterflies we've seen over the past couple of years at The Butterfly Pavilion. It's hard to believe that their life span is so short. It can be anywhere from 2-4 days, once they reach adulthood, to about 10-11 months depending on the species and the season. Just imagine, less than a week of adulthood!