Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fertilization



A bit of an intrusion but I almost stepped on these two Variegated Frittilaries because they blended in so well with the scattered leaves on the driveway. They both stayed still for a very long time. Long enough for me to walk into the studio, grab the camera and photograph them. These two may very well be the same two I photographed for my Birds and Bees post.



The male kept his eye on me at all times.



The female was pointed away from where I stood and seemed to be paying much less attention. She was... how you say... engaged.

Read about Butterfly coupling. Read more about Butterfly reproduction.



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1 comment:

Dawn said...

how exciting Suzanne! great find, thanks for the photos!