Yesterday afternoon I was stepping out onto our front bedroom deck and noticed a large butterfly on the screen above the sliding glass door. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting insects and I often crawl around looking under leaves in our garden to see what I can discover, but this one required no hunting. It was perched with its’ wings extended and the wing-span had to be five to six inches in length!
Naturally, I raced downstairs to get my camera. I stood on a chair and tried to get some close-up shots of this new butterfly.
At first glance from inside the house this looked like a big dark brown butterfly, but from the front and close up one can see a great deal of beauty!
Like many butterflies and moths that we have seen, there is a pattern that looks like eyes, presumably to scare off predators.
The details in the wings look like tapestry to me as I zoomed in for a closer look.
One last look at the beautiful details in another of God’s creations enriching our lives here in Ecuador.
Life is good in Ecuador!