Friday, July 16, 2010

More butterfly photos

My mistake, I thought the butterfly had flown away but Peter's just found it in almost the same spot on the ground as this morning so, sadly, we think it may be dying.  We were able to pick it up and bring it inside - it would definitely be 'dinner' for something tonight if we left it where it was.  So now a couple more closeups.

And it's actually bigger than I first thought as it measures 10 cm (4 inches) from wingtip to wingtip!

4 comments:

Boobook said...

It's a '4 o'clock moth', Dysphania fenestrata. It flies in the day.

Daphne said...

Thank you very much Boobook - no wonder I couldn't find it under 'butterflies'! (Love your blog)

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