10 butterfly Species so far

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shoop
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10 butterfly Species so far

 10 butterfly species I managed to take to so far here in Western Australia.

Still have a ways to go .

Cabbage White
Common Brown
Common Grass Blue
Long-tailed Pea-blue
Marbled Xenica...
Painted Lady
Wanderer/Monarch
Western Grass Dart
Western Xenica
Yellow Admiral

Cabbage White Common Brown (female) Common Grass Blue Long-tailed Pea-blue Marbled Xenica Painted Lady Wanderer/Monarch Western Grass Dart Western Xenica Yellow Admiral

Annie W
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Wow shoop!  That Wanderer/Monarch definitely has to be a favourite!  And the Long-tailed Pea Blue - are they the tiny ones that flit around in the grasses?

NW Tasmania

Lachlan
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Wow, lovely photos of Butterflies. To me, the Western Grass Dart looks like a moth, but what's the difference between moths and butterflies? Is it just nocturnal/diurnal?

The colours are spectacular...

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Lachlan wrote:

Wow, lovely photos of Butterflies. To me, the Western Grass Dart looks like a moth, but what's the difference between moths and butterflies? Is it just nocturnal/diurnal?

The colours are spectacular...

Far too many people world-wide believe that

http://australianmuseum.net.au/What-are-the-differences-between-butterflies-and-moths

Lachlan
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Well, it's sort of accurate according to the Museum...

Good place to start, I guess? laugh

shoop
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Thanks guys , I have so many Wanderers at the moment in my backyard mating and fluttering around.

RubyE :   I think you maybe thinking of the Common Grass Blue Butterfly , they love to hang around in the clover, as the Long-tailed Pea-blues are attracted to various pea plants, both with the wingspan of abour 2cms , tiny little things. Can't really say I have a favourite but I do like trying to find the Yellow Admirals smiley

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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That's it, that's the one shoop, Common Grass Blue - thanks for that smiley!  I'm definitely easily confused when it comes to butterflies, lol.  I'm massively impressed, by the way, that you can get the tiny ones especially, they all flit off so quickly!

NW Tasmania

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Awesome stuff, shoop!

I was stoked the other weekend, while birdwatching at my folks' place on the Sunny Coast, to see a pair of Richmond Birdwing butterflies flitting about high up in the trees, along with an Orchard Swallowtail.

Apparently they are reasonably frequent sightings around their place, but no less exciting for all that.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

shoop
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<p>How awesome Tim , I hope you got a photo or two.</p>

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

timmo
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Sadly, no. They were a bit high up and didn't stop once :)

Next time maybe.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

Holly
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Beautiful photos shoop. Insects are fascinating, but sadly many people don't stop to appreciate the small things around them.

 

ihewman
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The Birdwings have, over time, developed a population around the SE QLD area and is expanding.

Lachlan, typically butterflies hold their wings vertically behind their backs, whereas moths hold their wings flat... Butterflies have clubs on the end of the antenae, moths have feathery antenae.

Although, some of the smaller butterflies such as Swifts, Darts and Skippers tend to hold their hind wings flat with the forewings vertical... making them look like a fighter jet, IMHO.

Brandon (aka ihewman)

Annie W
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Holly wrote:

Beautiful photos shoop. Insects are fascinating, but sadly many people don't stop to appreciate the small things around them.

Too true!  Hmm, glorious insects, beautiful flowers.....could almost be the makings of another photography sub-forum in there....  Natures Bird Food cheeky.

NW Tasmania

shoop
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Brilliant idea RubyE , Natures bird food - what a great title too.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

shoop
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Got another butterfly to add to the 10 above . Meadow Argus.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

darinnightowl
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  yes very nice.  someone once told me butterfly are like floating flowers.

See it!  Hear it!

Mid-North Coast NSW

shoop
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darinnightowl wrote:

  yes very nice.  someone once told me butterfly are like floating flowers.

Oh I like that. 

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Annie W
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Beautiful shoop, how you sneak up on the butterflies is amazing.  I'm still trying, I guess it's like sneaking up on the birds - practice wink. I can't wait for the Dragonflies to come out down here, they fascinate me, although I rarely get any good shots - more practice required smiley.  We've had such unseasonable weather, I see a few, they become birdy lunch I expect yes, then nothing for a few more days.  So can't wait 'til we warm up a little and the river surface is abuzz with insect life!  Oh, a +1 for me too with that description of butterfly's darinnightowl (or is it alright to just say darin or nightowl?), beautiful.

NW Tasmania

darinnightowl
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  wow dragon flies their bright colours their speed but were do you stop,there so much more , native bees & jumping spiders

Daz darin nightowl any will do

See it!  Hear it!

Mid-North Coast NSW

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