Saturday, June 22, 2013

Two more from Butterfly Wonderland


This butterfly is called Paper Kite.  It's one that I actually found in the guide they provided.
It's quite pretty, isn't it?


This one isn't actually a butterfly at all.  It's a moth and it's called an Atlas Moth.  I had to find this one by searching the internet and it took a while to find.  It's hard to tell in a photo but, this moth is very large.  It's actually bigger than my hand with all my fingers spread.  

10 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Amazing insects they are.

Lowell said...

The Paper Kite is indeed very pretty but the moth is amazing. It's structure is so different and who would think it was so big?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

If you did not have a Daily Photo site, would you be searching the internet for moth names? I doubt it.

JM said...

The butterfly series is outstanding! Great job on these gorgeous species, Sharon.

RedPat said...

That paper kite is so delicately beautiful!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

We used to have huge black moths that clung to the underside of a roof over a deck on a house we lived in in Mexico. I first thought they were bats!

Randy said...

That last one is gorgeous.

Steve Buser said...

This is a great series of shots. I have always been attracted to butterflies, but haven't spent much time learning. You have re-fueled my interenst

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sharon your butterfly images are fabulous, and the moth is like no moth I've ever seen, that's a huge size, not sure if I'd like that one landing on my foot :)

Kate said...

Such delicate and lovely creatures!