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 bugguide.net.

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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6 comments:

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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 !)

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  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)

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

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  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.
    Sarala

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

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