25.10.10

Butterfly with a Heart

Unlike most butterflies who come to drink nectar, this one just hovered around my daughter for a very long time.


After doing some research, I found out that it is called the Danaid Eggfly or Mimic (Hypolimnas misippus).


From my research, I also discovered how it looked like as a caterpillar.
Hey! That looks familiar!
It is one of those who ate up my cabbage leaves.


I am glad that it came back to say hello.


Surprisingly , it stayed around pretty long.


I wonder if this was the butterfly who created the heart on my cabbage leaf and allowed the flowers to be noticed.


23 comments:

  1. Hate caterpillars, love butterflies. The last photo is truly special!

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  2. I LOVE that picture of the cabbage leaf! The damage that caterpillars do is small relative to the beauty of the butterflies. Except for the tomato hornworm - not so sure about that one.

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  3. Very pretty butterfly and I love the cabbage leaf image. Great shot. And you had to observant to find it and creative to frame it.

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  4. Beautiful butterfly. I had them in my garden when I lived in Cairns but we don't get them here. I miss them. You've captured it so well.

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  5. That is one sexy butterfly:)

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  6. So nice the butterfly stayed around for a visit. The contrast of dark and light is quite striking. Great photos as usual.

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  7. We get those butterflies, and you are right they do seem slower and hang around longer than soem other types. That last photo is spectacular!

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  8. So beautiful butterfly! May be it is trying to say thank you to your daughter and you for being humble while it was tiny caterpillar!!

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  9. That heart shaped 'lubang' so cute...

    Nice looking butterfly btw. I don't recall seeing this kind in my garden.

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  10. I love the last shot! Great composition!

    Butterflies are beautiful to have around. But caterpillars are like destroyers! My garden has been invaded and my Adeniums & Gardenia went bald overnite! Scary tiny creature!

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  11. You are very creative in picture and word on the last one.

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  12. A very beautiful butterfly!

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  13. Nice set of pictures, One, especially the last.

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  14. What a beautiful butterfly! I refuse to believe that the heart shape is random. Sometimes Mother Nature just has to reach us in a way that we'll immediately recognize. Even a caterpillar can share the love!!

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  15. That mimic butterfly is amazing - we have nothing half as jazzy in UK.

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  16. This butterfly came to my garden too. I too observe that it like to rest on the leaves of my bamboo plants and my chempaka tree. I need to know the name and model of your point and shoot camera. It takes great pictures!

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  17. The caterpillar has an artistic touch.

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  18. It looks like the caterpillar has gone to art school! Beautiful creatures!

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  19. Hi One. I love your butterfly pictures. You commented on my last butterfly pictures and I just wanted to let you know not to underestimate your own creative genus. I haven't had my SLR long and used a point and shoot for a long time. In fact, I got just as good photos of insects with the my Olympus point and shot. It even seems to take better macros (close-ups) than the new one. You have an unusual and creative eye with your pictures' composition which no camera can replace.

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  20. That is the most beautiful butterfly!

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  21. These are so beautiful! I have never managed to photograph the Eggfly with the wings open. Always folded!:( Love that image of the heart on the cabbage leaf.

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