We had a busy day today with workers at our friend’s house and our English class today at our home, so this will be a short post to show you a new butterfly we saw this morning.
Most of the butterflies we have taken pictures of here have been large. Some have had wingspans of over six inches and have come in many varied colors. This morning when I was cleaning off our white plastic chairs on the patio I spotted this little butterfly on one of the seats.
This picture is already larger than real life. It was only about three-quarters of an inch from wingtip to wingtip and to the naked eye it appeared to have two heads and two sets of antennae.
I used the macro settings on my camera and after I blew up the picture I could see that what I thought were antennae at the top were actually its’ front legs and its’ antennae were long and laying back along its’ body extending beyond its’ yellow and black tail.
I hoped to get some pictures with the antennae extended, but when I tried to move the chair to get the little guy to move, he flew off.
It is pretty amazing to see the detail and beauty in a simple black and white moth or butterfly.
Another example of the unique variety in even simple small insects here on God’s green earth!
Life is good in Ecuador!