Posts Tagged ‘ Butterfly ’

Caterpillar Easter

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This Easter was ‘caterpillar Easter’
Caterpillars, caterpillars and more caterpilars…Mother’s carrying babies first inspected you to ensure you had no caterpillars on your clothing before allowing you to handle their babies

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What species of butterfly/moth were these and why Soooo many!!?

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Beauty unfolds at the door step

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Exactly 16 days ago i opened my front door to find something like a caterpillar hanging/suspended on an attachment at the center of the top part of my door frame.
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After a few minutes of observation I noted that the “caterpillar” was getting shorter n fatter on one end

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Every morning over the next 16 days I kept checking, no change!

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That was until today morning when this small mass looked unusually brown

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..and after a few minutes of observation I took a 15minute break, and something told me to look up

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Now my attention fully focused,  I watched it all unwrap!

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(-its said to expand these crampled wings by pumping blood into the wing veins. Important is that this takes place fairly rapidly before wings harden or they’ll be permanently deformed!)

..then

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..it then released some liquid
(Scientists refer to it as meconium-it contains waste from pupa stage)

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..and finally it just hang there afraid to flap or let go of it’s secure Sheild of the last 2weeks.
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*This looks like a member of swallow tail family -first time I’ve observed/seen any in kilome in 5years!
Anyone with a more specific ID please feel free to comment.
– To learn more about kilome butterfly season and how to guide and watch butterflies there’s a download book here

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This is all that’s left as a reminder of this beautiful Natures process.
Should butterfly watching be introduced in our schools?

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Butterfly season in kilome

How do I differentiate between a moth and a butterfly?

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Above is one of kilome’s most beautiful moths I’ve seen. Starting May to August is butterfly season in kilome, from the grasslands to bush or swamps we have varieties of both butterflies and moths.

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Over the same period we also get variety of butterflies migrating by the millions east. So how do I watch, identify, or photograph butterflies?
Opportunities exist for butterfly outings, butterfly photography, butterfly breeding, butterfly art,butterfly exports, etc
Below is a downloadable book on how to watch butterflies (*to learn butterfly photography contact us using the email below)

(Click text to download book)
introduction to butterfly watching free book

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