Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Butterflies And A Moth

A few butterflies in my garden in the north:

















... and a Moth from the south at the Orange river. This specimen is as big as my palm.

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Some Bugs In My World
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25 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow.

    Our moth is plain, and smaller. I want to say slightly bigger than half the size of the palm of my hand but then what standard reference is that;)

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  2. Hey Fazlisa - I've seen moths bigger than the one in the pic ... didn't get a photo though ...

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  3. To me the Butterfly is the embodiment of the fragility and beauty of nature...
    your postings are really inspired, your home in the desert harbours so much life ..and your world though not alien is so different..on the surface :)

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  4. Thanks Monica - I hear there have been good rains up north and I hope it'll still be raining next week when I return ... it's always the most interesting time of the year because of all strange lifeforms that appear - some only seen once in a lifetime ...

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  5. Love the photo of the one with the orange disc beetles (I forget what they are called) Super photographs!

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  6. Thanks Slowvelder - I have no idea what those bugs are named either ... as I noted in my 'Bugs In My World' post I just call them AWACS bugs because they look like the spy-plane ...

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  7. We went to a butterfly farm once. Very interesting and by the time I left I was thinking I should start one.

    Hey unrelated question - I was looking at a list of most expensive cities and I was surprised by Luanda Angola. I figure that you may have visited there before. Most of the cities were in Japan and Europe. Why Angola?

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  8. Wow, I've never heard of butterfly farming lisleman ...

    ... as to Luanda in Angola, I've never been there but from reports I've heard it is very expensive - I don't know why - I've also heard that most of the city is one big slum but as I said, i've never been there ... if I can get a Portuguese-speaking guide I'd love to visit Angola ... it's just up the road from me ...

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  9. How do you manage to get them to open their wings for you to take photos? The don't do that for me :( LOL. Fantastic photos and I love that moth, the big ones are quite spectacular. I have never seen those little bugs before...

    We went to a butterfly farm in Australia - it was aaamaaazing.
    Diane

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  10. Thanks Diane ... if you take a lot of pics you're sure to get one with the wings open eventually ...

    ... you and lisleman both mention 'butterfly farms' ... I've never heard of a butterfly farm? ... ???

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  11. Put butterfly farm into google and you will find that there are many of them around the world. Diane

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  12. Thanks Diane - what planet have I been living on? ... I think the concept of butterfly farming seemed strange because in the back of my head I had the idea that butterflies are free ... but it seems that they can be farmed and be free at the same time ...

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  13. I don't typically visit twice in one day but I ran across this very interesting article.
    link
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110111-thunderstorms-antimatter-beams-fermi-radiation-science-space/

    that's a long link but if you have trouble you probably could find it search "Namibia antimatter"

    So have been messing around with some antimatter down there?

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  14. spectacular butterflies...and spectacular photos....more beauty from Africa!

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  15. Thanks lisleman, interesting stuff - I'm glad the anti-matter shoots out into space and not back to earth (I hope) - I'd hate to meet my antimatter doppelganger and disappear in a flash of lightening ...

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  16. Is #6 an underside view of #2?

    Magic piccys as usual.

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  17. Yes indeed Dave - I hope my garden delivers lots of weird 'n wonderful creatures when I go back north next week ...

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  18. That moth is just as beautiful as the butterflies. What great and gorgeous pictures.--Inger

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