Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho by susanvg
Blue Morpho, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
It's almost impossible to catch the blue morphos' magnificent iridescent blue exterior. They flit around so quickly and once they land they fold up their wings.

Here are more of the butterflies we saw.

Many Stripes

The varieties and patterns are extraordinary.

Moths

These are actually moths. They are more active at night. They are quite large as you can see below in comparison to one of the butterflies.

Feeding Time

Monarchs Mating

The butterflies have normal life cycles - here are monarchs mating. When we looked carefully (with the help of a person working there) we saw some eggs, a few caterpillars from a few species of butterflies as well as a chrysalis.

Abundance of flowers

It was so delightful to see all the colours.

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful learning experience - you saw so many varieties. Great photos to share your excursion, Susan.

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