Thursday, June 28, 2007

White Admiral Revisited

From this . . .

Bugman50 in Calgary, Alberta took the above photo of the larva of a White Admiral butterfly.

Four years ago, I took a photo of the White Admiral here in Vermont where they are common. This week I posted an entry on this blog when I finally identified the butterfly I had photographed on

Bugman50 graciously allowed me to use his photo so that I could record and share the tremendous changes this beautiful animal goes through in its life. I thank him for his generosity. Be sure to click on the photos to see them full size. Also, please look at Bugman50's photos because they are amazing.

To this . . .

Limenitis arthemis



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  2. Wow, that's amazing from such an ugly thing to a beautiful butterfly ! But sometimes it happens with humans too they are ugly babies and become beauties as adults, or just the other way around, lol ! (I have new pictures of Rosie, and also good news, it's getting better and better with my cats !)

  3. Very nice! Thanks for posting my image here along with yours. Many insects mimic other insects or something else as a larva or adult. In this case I believe the larva mimics a nasty looking bird dropping. Not many predators that would touch that!

    Brad Smith (Bugman50)

  4. I'm always amazed metamorphsis of these little creatures. Simily amazing.

  5. Great bug. The internet is a wonderful learning tool, isn't it?

    I hope you don't mind if I tag you for a meme. It is called the Eight Things Meme. Here are the rules.

    * Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
    * People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
    * At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
    * Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

    If you don't want to participate, feel free to ignore it.
    Happy blogging.

  6. Great photo. Thanks for letting us know about it.


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