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Custom order: orca 🌸

Custom order: orca 🌸

3 1 23 July, 2019
This is Norman he thanked me for the milkweed and kept eating. Can’t wait to see #whathellbecome #savethemonarchs #socallocal #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #socalgarden #plantmilkweed

This is Norman he thanked me for the milkweed and kept eating. Can’t wait to see #whathellbecome #savethemonarchs #socallocal #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #socalgarden #plantmilkweed

0 0 23 July, 2019
The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. 🐛➡️🦋
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#butterfly #butterflies #butterfly_hdr #butterfly🦋 #butterflies🦋 #butterfliesofinstagram #smithsonian #smithsonianmuseum #naturalhistorymuseum #mariposa #mariposas #nature #naturaleza #flowers #flores

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. 🐛➡️🦋




#butterfly #butterflies #butterfly_hdr #butterfly🦋 #butterflies🦋 #butterfliesofinstagram #smithsonian #smithsonianmuseum #naturalhistorymuseum #mariposa #mariposas #nature #naturaleza #flowers #flores

2 1 23 July, 2019
Jewel in the garden... pretty color phase on this swallowtail #butterfliesofinstagram #swallowtail #gardenbeauty #backyardgardener #godsamazingcreation

Jewel in the garden... pretty color phase on this swallowtail #butterfliesofinstagram #swallowtail #gardenbeauty #backyardgardener #godsamazingcreation

3 0 22 July, 2019
Wild bergamot for days... This year I’m appreciating the delicate pale purple of this native flower, more so than in previous years. I also have loved how its leaves scent the air when it’s breezy out. What plant has *ahem* grown on you over the years?

Wild bergamot for days... This year I’m appreciating the delicate pale purple of this native flower, more so than in previous years. I also have loved how its leaves scent the air when it’s breezy out. What plant has *ahem* grown on you over the years?

5 3 22 July, 2019
Red admiral butterfly. #butterfly #butterfliesofinstagram #butterfliesofontario

Red admiral butterfly. #butterfly #butterfliesofinstagram #butterfliesofontario

6 0 22 July, 2019
Pigment genes - activate! The final step during the process of #metamorphosis (🐛 ➡️ 🦋) is to express pigment molecules in the eyes and scales. This happens fairly quickly in the span of a few hours - here’s a time-lapse of the Glasswing turning on what are likely #melanin and ommochrome pigments shortly before emerging from its chrysalis

Recorded with an image taken every 5 minutes overnight on a #Keyence microscope at 20x magnification 
#timelapse #pigment #pupa #butterfliesofinstagram #color #nature #microscopy

Pigment genes - activate! The final step during the process of #metamorphosis (🐛 ➡️ 🦋) is to express pigment molecules in the eyes and scales. This happens fairly quickly in the span of a few hours - here’s a time-lapse of the Glasswing turning on what are likely #melanin and ommochrome pigments shortly before emerging from its chrysalis

Recorded with an image taken every 5 minutes overnight on a #Keyence microscope at 20x magnification
#timelapse #pigment #pupa #butterfliesofinstagram #color #nature #microscopy

84 1 22 July, 2019
A newly spotted butterfly visitor is this little common sootywing. It's only about 3cm across and darts so quickly around. One of their host plants is lambsquarters of which there's a patch by my wild strawberries that I'm behind on getting top of this year. Perhaps that's been a good thing.

#lepidoptera #commonsootywing #commonsootywingskipper #skipperbutterfly #pholisoracatullus #butterfliesofinstagram #butterfly #butterflygarden #pollinatorgarden #wildlifegarden #connectwithnature #insectworld #mothernature #gardenchat #cornflowers #bachelorbuttons

A newly spotted butterfly visitor is this little common sootywing. It's only about 3cm across and darts so quickly around. One of their host plants is lambsquarters of which there's a patch by my wild strawberries that I'm behind on getting top of this year. Perhaps that's been a good thing.

#lepidoptera #commonsootywing #commonsootywingskipper #skipperbutterfly #pholisoracatullus #butterfliesofinstagram #butterfly #butterflygarden #pollinatorgarden #wildlifegarden #connectwithnature #insectworld #mothernature #gardenchat #cornflowers #bachelorbuttons

19 2 22 July, 2019
The Great Owl Butterfly lives it's life in camouflage, always hoping that predators will think it is something else.  On a hike in Belize, we spotted these amazing butterflies by the dozen, hiding in plain sight.⁠
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Fun fact about me, a few years ago, I spent the summer volunteering in the butterfly house at the botanical gardens.  I learned so much about these incredible creatures that I began to appreciate them even more.  Their short lives bring such an incredible amount of beauty to our world.⁠
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#nature_perfection #nature_brilliance  #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature #naturescape #nurturenature #savethebutterflies #conservation #animalconservation #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #butterflies #butterfliesandmoths_⁠
#butterfliesarebeautiful #butterflieslover  #butterfliesofig⁠
#butterfliesofinstagram #butterfliesoftheworld ⁠
#butterfliesthatflutterby #butterfly #butterflyphotography⁠
#butterflywings #butterflyworld #igclub_butterfly⁠
#ilovebutterflies #lepidoptera #total_butterflies #worldbutterflies #worldwide_butterflies⁠
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The Great Owl Butterfly lives it's life in camouflage, always hoping that predators will think it is something else. On a hike in Belize, we spotted these amazing butterflies by the dozen, hiding in plain sight.⁠
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Fun fact about me, a few years ago, I spent the summer volunteering in the butterfly house at the botanical gardens. I learned so much about these incredible creatures that I began to appreciate them even more. Their short lives bring such an incredible amount of beauty to our world.⁠
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#nature_perfection #nature_brilliance #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature #naturescape #nurturenature #savethebutterflies #conservation #animalconservation #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #butterflies #butterfliesandmoths_
#butterfliesarebeautiful #butterflieslover #butterfliesofig
#butterfliesofinstagram #butterfliesoftheworld
#butterfliesthatflutterby #butterfly #butterflyphotography
#butterflywings #butterflyworld #igclub_butterfly
#ilovebutterflies #lepidoptera #total_butterflies #worldbutterflies #worldwide_butterflies

37 5 22 July, 2019
Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

20 3 22 July, 2019
Today the last butterfly is ready to go! We released three yesterday and there’s one caterpillar still eating away! Enjoy this beautiful day!🦋🐛 #blackswallowtail #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram

Today the last butterfly is ready to go! We released three yesterday and there’s one caterpillar still eating away! Enjoy this beautiful day!🦋🐛 #blackswallowtail #butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram

8 0 22 July, 2019
Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

22 4 22 July, 2019
Her undercarriage is just as intricate as the top! Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

Her undercarriage is just as intricate as the top! Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

16 1 22 July, 2019
Everyone can help protect butterflies and other insects. A recent report suggests the insects’ fates are closely linked to what humans are doing in their habitats. And while none of us can solve the problem on our own, we can do things like help monitor insect populations, avoid insecticides and grow plants that support beneficial insects.⁣
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⁣A small amount of effort goes a long way to help save our majestic butterflies. @avidbutterfly ⁣
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⁣#butterflies #butterfly #butterflys #butterfly🦋 #butterfliesofinstagram #butterflies🦋 #butterflylovers #butterflylover #butterflylove #monarchbutterfly #monarchbutterflies #savethemonarchs

Everyone can help protect butterflies and other insects. A recent report suggests the insects’ fates are closely linked to what humans are doing in their habitats. And while none of us can solve the problem on our own, we can do things like help monitor insect populations, avoid insecticides and grow plants that support beneficial insects.⁣
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⁣A small amount of effort goes a long way to help save our majestic butterflies. @avidbutterfly
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#butterflies #butterfly #butterflys #butterfly🦋 #butterfliesofinstagram #butterflies🦋 #butterflylovers #butterflylover #butterflylove #monarchbutterfly #monarchbutterflies #savethemonarchs

8 0 22 July, 2019
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7 1 22 July, 2019
How I did this card:💫 I painted all the butterflies separately using color pencils.🦋 I painted the fruits separately using watercolors. 🍉
I vectorized everything and then used this wreath as a backdrop before arranging the fruits and the butterflies in Illustrator.🍍
I left an empty space in the center for the person's name or a message. I can write on the inside of the card some more🌷

How I did this card:💫 I painted all the butterflies separately using color pencils.🦋 I painted the fruits separately using watercolors. 🍉
I vectorized everything and then used this wreath as a backdrop before arranging the fruits and the butterflies in Illustrator.🍍
I left an empty space in the center for the person's name or a message. I can write on the inside of the card some more🌷

5 1 22 July, 2019
So pretty. 🦋

So pretty. 🦋

7 2 22 July, 2019
What a busy weekend! I ❤️how the gardens are alive with activity!! So entertaining! @petebalon #meadowgarden #njnativeplants #pollinatorgarden #nativeplant #losethelawn #pollinatorhabitat #butterfliesofinstagram

What a busy weekend! I ❤️how the gardens are alive with activity!! So entertaining! @petebalon #meadowgarden #njnativeplants #pollinatorgarden #nativeplant #losethelawn #pollinatorhabitat #butterfliesofinstagram

17 1 22 July, 2019
Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

Beautiful butterfly capture resting in my Proven Winners “Miss Molly” butterfly bush. #provenwinners #gardenanswer

14 1 22 July, 2019

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The postman (Heliconius Melpomene) is a widespread neotropical species with considerable geographic variations in color and pattern. This species displays extremely similar colors and patterns to its cousin, the small postman (Heliconius erato). It is is often difficult to distinguish the two species while they are in flight. Both species are unpalatable to predators making this species a great example of Müllerian mimicry.

#mta_macro #butterfly #InstaNatureFriends_ #naturehippys_ #macroworld_tr #macroexperienice #macro_holic #macro_captures #butterfly_ir #bns_macro #arthropod_perfection #macromood #macrobutterfly #arthropodsanonymous #wms_macro #m_igclub_butterfly  #masters_in_macro #flowersandmacro #kings_insects #macroandflora #9vaga_butterfly9  #insectguru #insects_of_our_world #kelebeklerimiz #soul_made_butterfly #magicmacroworld #lepidoptera #grikart_macro #turklikeben_macro #butterfliesofinstagram

The postman (Heliconius Melpomene) is a widespread neotropical species with considerable geographic variations in color and pattern. This species displays extremely similar colors and patterns to its cousin, the small postman (Heliconius erato). It is is often difficult to distinguish the two species while they are in flight. Both species are unpalatable to predators making this species a great example of Müllerian mimicry.

#mta_macro #butterfly #InstaNatureFriends_ #naturehippys_ #macroworld_tr #macroexperienice #macro_holic #macro_captures #butterfly_ir #bns_macro #arthropod_perfection #macromood #macrobutterfly #arthropodsanonymous #wms_macro #m_igclub_butterfly #masters_in_macro #flowersandmacro #kings_insects #macroandflora #9vaga_butterfly9 #insectguru #insects_of_our_world #kelebeklerimiz #soul_made_butterfly #magicmacroworld #lepidoptera #grikart_macro #turklikeben_macro #butterfliesofinstagram

750 18 22 July, 2019
#Didyouknow Scientists thought butterflies were deaf until the first butterfly ears were identified in 1912 ! 😁
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#Didyouknow Scientists thought butterflies were deaf until the first butterfly ears were identified in 1912 ! 😁
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4,908 48 20 July, 2019
#didyouknow Monarchs are not the only butterfly that migrate. The Painted Lady, American Lady, Red Admiral, Cloudless Sulphur, Skipper, Sachem, Question Mark, Clouded Skipper, Fiery Skipper and Mourning Cloak are among the other butterflies that also migrate, but not as far as the Monarchs.
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#didyouknow Monarchs are not the only butterfly that migrate. The Painted Lady, American Lady, Red Admiral, Cloudless Sulphur, Skipper, Sachem, Question Mark, Clouded Skipper, Fiery Skipper and Mourning Cloak are among the other butterflies that also migrate, but not as far as the Monarchs.
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2,523 40 20 July, 2019
That’s thirsty work. My first Painted Lady 🦋
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Thank you so much 👌🏻👌🏻
Credit to 👉 @angiepops85

That’s thirsty work. My first Painted Lady 🦋
Tag your friends who need to see this.
For more 👉 Follow us! 👉
Thank you so much 👌🏻👌🏻
Credit to 👉 @angiepops85

128 4 22 July, 2019
The world’s largest butterfly is the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing. It has a wingspan of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) and is native to Papua New Guinea ! 😯

The world’s largest butterfly is the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing. It has a wingspan of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) and is native to Papua New Guinea ! 😯

1,079 12 21 July, 2019