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My Butterfly Collection

Butterflies are such pretty creatures. They seem to have something magical about them that attracts people to them. I love to watch butterflies flitting around in my garden. It is always a treat to watch them fly around and feed on the nectar of the flowers you grow.

I have over the years got a collection of butterfly pictures. However I am sad to say that the varieties I see now is far lesser than what I have seen as a child. As we destroy nature to build more building we destroy the ecosystem too and the loss is ours. We lose a huge number of the flora and fauna year after year with our indiscriminate acquisition of land for buildings.

I am happy to present to you the lovely butterflies I have seen and continue to see around me.

I don't know their names , but this one is a common plain tiger butterfly around these parts. I see it almost everyday. 

This is another snap shot of the same one, with its wings closed. 

These are rather uncommon ones. These are in the wild where nature has been untouched. I waited for a long time to see it spread its beautiful wings but I didn't get the chance to see it. 

The shades of blue on its wings are very pretty , but this one wouldn't pose for me. 

This is called the Melanitis Leda, it is also called the common brown. The pretty metallic shades and markings are a sight to behold. 

This one was on one of my plants and it seemed to be happy to sit on my hand for a few minutes before it flew away. The silver gold purple and blue colors on this one is something I have never seen before. 

The red Pirot  as it is know is a small butterfly that loves Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana plants. They lay eggs on the underside of the leaves and the larvae almost kill the plants before they become butterflies. 

This is another common tiger butterfly which I spotted a few days ago. 

This golden yellow one is very pretty. I wasn't able to get a shot of his one with its wings spread out. 

The blue glass bottle , these love zinnias. 

What do you think?

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Written by Dawn

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