“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough”. ~Rabindranath Tagore.
The commonly seen combination of the flower and the butterfly is so alluring; it has inspired generations of poets and philosophers alike. Butterflies are “flowers that fly” and flowers “tethered butterflies”! How could I resist the temptation?
If you dig deeper, you will soon read facts like, the taste sensors of the butterfly are located in their feet, and by standing on their food they can taste it! Butterflies don't have mouths that allow them to bite or chew. They have a long straw like structure called a proboscis that they use to drink nectar and juices. Butterflies do not spin cocoons. Caterpillars shed their final skin to reveal a pupa. The outer skin of this pupa hardens to form a chrysalis that protects and hides the amazing transformation that is occurring inside.
You can become a “lepidopterist” if you wish, but just watching these insects on wings can be a great excuse to be out there breathing some fresh air! Let’s go…
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Some butterfly images from me... -> Click Here
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Meet an expert on butterflies found in India -> Click Here
Peace and joy every moment of your life!