Although I have visited the American Museum Of Natural History’s Butterfly Conservatory many times, I am never bored.  There are thousands upon thousands of butterfly and moth species  with assorted shapes and sizes and each season different varieties are selected for viewing.  And there are the colors – every shade in nature’s rainbow’s shades is represented.  You have seen some of my favorite blues in my previous post, so let me present some other brightly hued flatterers.

I think this  first set of butterflies look like tiny little airplanes with flashing landing lights:

This following butterfly is high ranking – it is called the admiral:


Then there are the Yellows:

The Oranges:




The Gulf Fritillary, above is another butterfly that has a split personality.  Like the Great Memnon Butterfly, the Gult Fritillary looks completely different when its wings are spread (from the internet):

Here’s another friendly fellow – notice his proboscis is extended – guess he thought I smelled like oranges or sugar

Lenore also caught a few orange beauties, including one that alighted on my hair:

Remember the  black and white lacewing featured in a previous post?  This is an orange lacewing which calls down under Australia its home:

The shapes of these multi-shaded brown butterflies and moths would make great looking kites:

Then there is this little guy – who wants very much to be a leaf:

It’s name is “Kalimantan Inachus” which means “dead leaf butterfly.”

I think this butterfly nailed it.


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