The poor old butterfly on the right has certainly seen better days. It was found in our hothouse, sadly deteriorated. On the left is a picture of one in a little bit better condition but still quite dead. Butterflies don't have a very long lifespan and make the most of their short spell on earth. There are many different types of butterflies and if you are interested in butterfly spotting you can find it very interesting. You could document your findings and share these with other butterfly enthusiasts.
This beautiful specimen was found sitting on our silverbeet and was quite happy for us to take its picture. Its eyes even followed the lens when I shifted position. The colours are fantastic and the structure of the wings is truly a master design... more