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I was getting into one of the lower shelves of a
bookcase the other day when this small sized book
on butterflies and moths fell out. I had completely
forgotten that I had it; and it's been so long I don't
even remember where or why I got it.

In any case I got to flipping through the pages.
Here are a few of the ones that caught my eye.


Cairn's Birdwing butterfly.


Raja Brooke's Birdwing butterfly.

This one reminds me of a very cool hang glider.


Sonoran Blue butterfly.

The females of this species, such as here, have the orange
on both the top and bottom wing. The males only have the
marking on the top.


Common Blue butterfly.

I don't think it's common at all to be so
beautiful.


Peacock Butterfly.

This one emits hissing noises by rubbing
its wings together.


Bath White butterfly.

A cold climate butterfly found in the Himalayas.


Large Tree Nymph butterfly.

Also called the rice-paper butterfly in Japan,
this butterfly is attracted to the color red.


Owl moth.

I had always thought that moths were rather plain
and ordinary looking compared to butterflies. Looking
through the little book taught me otherwise, as this
Owl moth clearly demonstrates.


Giant Agrippa moth.

This is the largest moth in the world, with a
wingspan of up to 12 inches (30 centimeters).

A couple of years ago a moth got into my hallway
closet and ate my best suit. But that's okay, I
never go anywhere anyway. 🙂

For some general information on butterflies and
moths, see here.

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