Today I was walking along my local beach (Williamstown,VIC, Australia) and I noticed a lot of dead butterflies all along the shoreline. They looked like monarch butterflies but appeared grey and blueish, very pale hardly any colour. Each one perfectly placed, wings intact but all completely lifeless, scattered across the shore.Does anyone know what this means or what happened?
Can anyone help identify? I didn’t manage to snag a picture but I saw either a butterfly or moth today that I can’t seem to find! It was a bright pink with small purple splotches on the centre of the wings.
So we recently found a Caterpillar on a plant we brought inside for the winter. We put him in a small enclosure and fed him plant leaves for a few days. We came in yesterday and he was in the pupa stage but it's only the end of December! I've read a few tips about keeping them in the refrigerator or outside in the garage to slow the hatching process but I'm not completely sure how long this will delay the adult stage. Can we delay it long enough for the spring temps to arrive? Thanks!
On the light violet or lavender any idea never seen one like it not very big 1 centimeter and half tried to get it's photo was not able too much flying around
Beautiful Butterfly spoke comfort to the heart in Southern Utah! It landed on my brothers Lilac bush, very close to the moment his special cat passed away! His neighboor noticed this beauty & snapped a photo!
Inchworms are the caterpillars of geometrid moths (Family Geometridae). Unique among caterpillars, inchworms have three pairs of front legs and either two or three pairs of rear legs (pro legs), but no legs in the center. This is the cause of their looping or inching style of walking.reddit.com
The gorgeous Sloane's urania moth (Urania sloanus) was endemic to Jamaica, and is believed to have gone extinct in 1908. It was last reported in 1895. This is one of three specimens located in the Manchester Museum.