Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ABC Wednesday-D

 D is for Danaid Eggfly butterfly Hypolimnas misippus which is a great mimic.  The male butterfly has large white 'eyes' on its wings to scare away the predators, and the female mimics other unpalatable butterflies.
By daring and deceit, the Danaid Eggfly dominates the sun-drenched gardens.
This is my contribution to the delightful ABC Wednesday with due thanks to Mrs.Nesbitt and Roger.

7 comments:

  1. What a neat butterfly. I love the velvety brown wings with nice markings.

    FlowerLady

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  2. Seriously: I saw a bird (a hawk of some sort) in my back yard this week with very similar coloring.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Nice capture. Butterflies can be a challenge to photograph. Interesting tidbit about the male's white spots.

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  4. Very nice butterfly. Visiting from ABC Wednesday, where I sharing Dianthus for D at craftygardener.ca

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  5. Beautiful butterfly and a great choice for the D Day!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  6. You always have beautiful photos of butterflies!

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