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More Butterflies Up Close & Beautiful - Part 2

Updated on November 24, 2015
Leopard Lacewing
Leopard Lacewing | Source

Macro Photos of Butterflies

This is a follow up to my first hub called Butterflies - Up Close & Beautiful

Here are more photos of the fabulous different species of butterflies I was fortunate to see when I visited the Butterfly Zoo at Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley.

Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing | Source
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing | Source
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing | Source
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing
Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing | Source

Heliconius hecale - Tiger Longwing

Habitat - Central to South America

All heliconlid species can digest pollen, because pollen protein can repair muscles, they can live up to 10 times longer than most butterflies.

Danaus plexippus - Monarch
Danaus plexippus - Monarch | Source
Danaus plexippus - Monarch
Danaus plexippus - Monarch | Source

Danaus plexippus - The Monarch

Habitat - Worldwide

Monarchs will only lay their eggs on mildweed which contains a poison that will act to protect them. They can actually store this poison in their bodies making them poisonous to eat.

Their amazing migration to warmer climates such as Mexico and California can be a staggering 3,000 miles from start to end, flying an average of 50 miles a day.

Papilio nireus - African Green-banded Swallowtail
Papilio nireus - African Green-banded Swallowtail | Source

Papilio nireus - African Green-banded Swallowtail

Habitat - Southern Africa

The wingspan is 10-12 cms

The males are attracted to the female's iridescent green band that flashes when the light hits it correctly, the colour can become 6 times brighter than usual.

Like all other swallowtails the females lay eggs on plants belonging to the citrus family.

Their caterpillars resemble bird droppings, this camouflage protects them against predators.


Papilio polytes - Common Mormon
Papilio polytes - Common Mormon | Source
Papilio polytes - Common Mormon
Papilio polytes - Common Mormon | Source

Papilio polytes - Common Mormon

Habitat - India and South East Asia

A common species of the swallowtail butterfly.

The caterpillar initially mimics bird droppings then it can imitate a snake. A foul smelling organ called the osmaterium looks like a snake’s tongue when inflated, and incredibly the larva adopts a snakes threat posture!

It can also adopt the colour of the place where it pupated.

Celthosia Biblis - Leopard Lacewing
Celthosia Biblis - Leopard Lacewing | Source
Celthosia Biblis - Leopard Lacewing
Celthosia Biblis - Leopard Lacewing | Source

Cethosia Biblis - Leopard Lacewing

Habitat - India, Southeast Asia

The caterpillars of the Lacewing feed on the Passionflower (pass flora) the chemicals of this plant when digested becomes poison to potential predators

Spikes on the caterpillar and the exquisite colouring of the adult are warnings to predators.

Morpho peleides - Blue Morpho
Morpho peleides - Blue Morpho | Source

Morpho peleides - Blue Morpho

Habitat - Central and South America

The Photo above is showing the underside of the Blue Morpho’s wings, they are a dull brown with different sized ‘eyespots’

If you are fortunate enough to see them fly, which I was - but unfortunately they were moving too fast to photograph, you will see a brilliant blue in their top wings.

When this butterfly rests, their wings are folded upward so their brilliant blue is hidden, and they become camouflaged from their predators.

Scarlet Swallowtail
Scarlet Swallowtail | Source
Scarlet Swallotail (male)
Scarlet Swallotail (male) | Source

Papilio Rumanzovia - Scarlet Swallowtail

Habitat - The Phillippines

The photo is a male, the female is far more colourful and has more red and white colouring on it’s wings that represents a warning to predators.

The Scarlet Swallowtail has a wingspan of 11 cms.

The caterpillar host plant is the citrus.

Unidentified butterfly
Unidentified butterfly | Source
Unidentified butterfly
Unidentified butterfly | Source

Identifying The Butterflies

Identifying all the butterflies seen at the butterfly zoo has been quite a challenge!

Although I have spent many happy hours researching them, I unfortunately wasn't 100% successful and wasn't able to identify these last two photos.

Many butterfly's wings look completely different on the underside, which makes it even harder to recognise them.

As these two butterflies are my favourites, I have decided to still include them.

Perhaps you know their identities? if you do I would love to hear from you.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello christin53, thank you for visiting and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Your photos are beautiful you have captured the butterfly's at their best.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi bridalletter, I love butterflies too - a butterfly zoo is a great way to get up close!

      Thank you so much for your comments and pinning, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Steph, thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Joyce, thank you so much for your comments and votes!

      Enjoy your day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cathleena, thank you for your wonderful comments, you've made my day!

      And for the votes and share too!

      Have a fabulous day, best wishes Lesley

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      I will be pinning your hub like crazy tomorow. I love butterflies. Wonderful hub.

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Gorgeous photos!! Love all the information, too. Best, Steph

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wow! Lesley you take amazing photo's of beautiful butterflies.

      Voted up and AWESOME, Joyce

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Wow - These butterflies are so beautiful. I love all of your hubs. They are all so gorgeous! Voted up, awesome, beautiful, interesting and shared!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi thost, thank you for stopping by, your comments and votes - they are much appreciated, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos and found this interesting!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      thost 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Beautiful photographs of butterflies with very interesting information, I will vote this Hub up.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi again QuadsiaP1, thank you for reading part 2!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed this!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      Being a nature addict I just HAD to stop by part 2 now didn't I? Brilliant job MM. :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Gloshei, yes aren't they beautiful, I wish they all visited my garden - I photographed them at a butterfly farm, I was there most of the day and had a wonderful time!

      Thank you so much for visiting and your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Gloria 5 years ago from France

      Another set of beautiful photos, I could look at these all day.

      You must have the right plants in your garden to attact all these.

      Thanks for sharing them.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Angela - I agree, butterflies are so beautiful!

      Glad you enjoyed reading and many thanks for your votes!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Thank you for the beautifull hub. I always feel like something really special just happened when I am gifted with the sight of a butterfly! Voted up!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Beth, I am so envious, how I would love to see the migration arrivals, to see that many butterflies at once must be amazing!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading and thank you for sharing your recent butterfly experience.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful photos of these delicate butterflies! We have monarchs up here in Canada and their migration/arrivals is spectacular. This year, we have seen thousands, virtually thousands, of admiral butterflies arrive. This sight was amazing! Everywhere you looked, you could see at least 40 butterflies in the air as well as on plants. This mass migration was due to the warm temperatures in the early spring and cool temperatures in their natural habitat.

      Love butterflies, and especially, your photos!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, thank you for stopping by and your very kind comments, they are always much appreciated!

      Have a wonderful day and take care, best wishes Lesley

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, absolutely beautiful photos MM. Up and all across. Well deserved I might add. Love the gallery of butterflies. Would make some great tattoos!:) Your such a great photographer Lesley. Well done.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, it's so difficult to capture a good butterfly photo in the garden, and with this butterfly being so obliging I can understand you being upset, what a shame...

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes lesley

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I ran around the yard the other day trying my best to get a picture of a Monarch. He was so kind he almost let me put the camera right on his nose but I had my smaller camera and the pictures weren't good. I was so upset.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RTalloni, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, thank you for your wonderful comments, they mean a great deal to me!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi MelChi, thank you for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed reading!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sheila, many thanks for your wonderful comments and votes!

      Have a great day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi unknown spy, many thanks for stopping by and reading, it's much appreciated!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rahul, thank you for visiting and your comments, glad you enjoyed the pictures!

      Take care, Lesley

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Not much else to say except ditto to all the above complements. Your photography of these butterflies is excellent My favorite is the Leopard Lacewing. Thanks for sharing your trip to the butterfly zoo with us!

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Beautiful pictures! I love the information you included. Excellent hub. Up and beautiful!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      wow and wow..this is awesome!! butterflies..those beautiful butterflies...

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Very picturesque! Very beautiful hub here!

      Awesome pictures:)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Suzette, Identifying each butterfly was quite a challenge!!

      Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments and votes, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Lesley: What an enchanting hub! The butterfly photos are gorgeous and of so many different kinds of butterflies. Your persistence in getting so many different ones is amazing. I like that you give the Latin botanical name of each butterfly and the common name we call them. What a great butterfly reference. Reminds me of my butterfly collection for high school biology class. LOL Voted up and beautiful!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello SanneL, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed your virtual tour of the butterfly zoo, many thanks for your lovely comments!

      Have a wonderful weekend, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      What a beautiful hub Lesley! I have always loved butterflies. They are spectacular with all their different colors. These are some lovely photos. Thank you for this virtual tour through the butterfly zoo. Hugs!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peg, I love butterflies too, but we don't see many in the garden, this was a great way to see some different species - enjoy yours!

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care Lesley

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is such a lovely collection of photographs and you did a great job on the research too! I love butterflies. There are some that keep coming back to my yard year after year or maybe it's their offspring. Such interesting creatures.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, the Red Admiral is beautiful and a regular visitor to our garden here!

      Many thanks for stopping by, take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Lesley,

      Beautiful!

      We have had a massive migration of the Red Admiral butterfly from the United States this spring. I recently saw one outside of my sixth floor window.

      Best wishes :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruchira, thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comments and votes, I hope all is well with you.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Wow...nature at its best, Lesley!!

      Voted up as awesome, beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello tobusiness, yes nature is wonderful!

      Thank you for visiting and your great comments, they are much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Isn't nature amazing? The butterfly in all its fragile beauty. I love your photos a feast for the eyes and also very informative, thanks for sharing

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Audrey, I enjoyed the butterfly zoo so much I went back there today, so there will probably be a part 3!!

      Glad you enjoyed it, many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Susan, I'm pleased you enjoyed the pictures.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I went to a butterfly zoo once and loved it--these are just stunning!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lesley, Beautiful pictures. Butterflies are so spectacular.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello shimmering Dawn, I am so pleased you have enjoyed reading, thank you for your lovely comments, have a fabulous day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Pamela, thank you for stopping by and your comments, it was such a joy to see the butterflies up close - I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Paddy, it's nice to see you, I hope all is well with you, I have missed your writing...

      I appreciate you visiting and your comments and hope your nature program goes well for the local zoo!

      Take care, Lesley

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Exquisite! I am so glad i was able to catch up with this. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day. Peace.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I love butterflies and plant flowers that attract them. Your pictures are beautiful and it is amazing how many different types of butterflies we see. Up and beautiful.

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      Paddyboy60 5 years ago

      Beautiful as always MM. Doing another nature program for our local zoo in June. Looking forward to that. Later gator.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Maria, thank you for reading and your wonderful comments and votes, they mean so much to me.

      Enjoy your day my dear friend, hugs Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Nell - hope those reading glasses have turned up!!

      Thank you for reading and your great comments, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Nettlemere, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures - the butterfly farm is well worth a visit!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Lesley,

      What a wonderful follow-up in your series and I am happy you are thinking of a third installment later in the year.

      I agree that the love and attention you place in the detail of your photography/ hub layout make your work an absolute pleasure to visit time and time again.

      Voted UP & UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Wow! These are such beautiful butterflys, you have a great talent for capturing them. Wonderful, and just what I needed to see when I am stressed like I am now! (can't find my other reading glasses! lol!)

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      Nettlemere 5 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      I haven't seen some of those species in Butterfly zoos before. Great pictures and puts the Symonds Yat Butterfly zoo on my must visit list.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Peggy, I am so envious you have some of these butterflies visit your garden! glad you enjoyed reading and thank you so much for your wonderful comments and votes.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We have many of these same types of butterflies that flit through our garden on occasion. I did not know the names of all of them, so thanks for the names and descriptions. Afraid I can't help identify those last two. Your photos are fantastic as I have come to expect when reading one of your hubs. Up, useful and beautiful votes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Vellur, Thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, you have made my day!!

      Enjoy yours and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Annie, I have so enjoyed writing my butterfly series, but now I have run out of pictures!

      Already I have found out much about the butterflies, but have only just scratched the surface, as you say they are not only beautiful they are smart also!

      So no doubt I will be in search of more butterflies and there will be a part 3 later this year!

      Thank you for your wonderful comments, take care and have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Lovely, pretty, beautiful hub. You take such a lot of effort to capture such wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed seeing all the butterflies. Voted up awesome and beautiful.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for another awesome hub in your butterfly series. The adaptations in their genetics to ensure their survival is fascinating . We see them just as beautiful little creatures - but they are smart also :) I will be looking twice at bird dropping now!!

      The Leopard Lacewing has a real rustic, tribal art look about it and the Monach with wings spread against the fluffy mauve flower looks like it is wearing a frilly mauve bolero!!

      Lovely photography, awesome hub, another delightful treat. Best wishes, Lesley, from Annie.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, Yes I did enjoy putting these 2 hubs together! it gave me a great deal of pleasure - as do these wonderful comments from everybody!

      Many thanks for yours, they are much appreciated - have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you frogyfish for your wonderful comments, they are much appreciated, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Mike - and it's always a pleasure to see you!

      Have a fabulous day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Phil, 50 miles certainly does sound exhausting - quite amazing!!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello teaches12345, yes the Leopard Lacewing is so pretty, I'm hoping someone will be able to identify the last 2 for me, otherwise I will just have to visit the butterfuly farm again!!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Gail, I thoroughly enjoyed putting these 2 hubs together, from taking the photos to doing the research - in fact I am already planning to visit the butterfly farm again in case I missed any!!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, enjoy your day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, it's nice to see you, yes nature is very beautiful - glad you enjoyed the photos!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Lesley your photos are exqusite. It is quite obvious how much work you put into these hubs with the research, but is also obvious just how much pleasure this brings you.

      It is hard to imagine the monarch travelling 3,000 miles, wow that is amazing. The way that mother nature protects these lbeautiful butterflies is just incredible.

      Thank you again for sharing your stunning photography with us.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Your beautiful winged creatures captured in these photos were a delight to share! Thank you.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Your photography is absolutely stunning. The photographs crystal clarity is flawless. Each a gem. It is always a pleasure to stop by your hubs.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      flying 50 miles a day sounds exhausting. Great hub, gorgeous photos. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I still love those lacewings best, however, the unidentified one is really pretty. We don't get to see many of these beautiful creatures around here unless we to to Butterfly World. Love the photos and your sharing on this topic.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Lesley,

      This was such a stunning visual treat and the facts that you included were so interesting and things I had never heard before.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi MM! Isn't nature beautiful? Well, these photos sure are beautiful! Wow!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Ruby, thank you for your lovely comments and votes, they are much appreciated.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jools - I was hoping you would be that expert!!

      Hopefully somebody will be able to identify them for me, I was so disappointed I wasn't able to!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I absolutely love your pictures of butterflies, they are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing..

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Joyce, I only have a simple point and shoot camera, but it takes good macro shots and I was able to get quite close.

      Thank you my dear friend for your continued support, it means a great deal to me, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi audra, thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anginwu, isn't the Leopard Lacewing fabulous! it was great to be able to get up so close to something so very beautiful!

      Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, it's always good to see you, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eddy, thank you for visiting and your comments, it's always good to see you!

      Enjoy your week, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, thank you for stopping by, your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi molly, I had a wonderful time at the butterfly farm and can't wait to go again! thank you for stopping by and your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Prasetio, it's always good to see you, thank you for your comments and votes they are always much appreciated.

      Take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Debbie, seeing butterflies in the garden is such a delight, I wish we had more here!

      I hope yours return!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SJMorningsun, thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, they are much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Lesley, amazing photos, the colours are so vivid. I love the Scarlet Swallowtail. I wonder if a butterfly expert will fill you in on your two unidentified ones?

      Voted up, etc.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Claudia, yes I agree nature is beautiful and it's so exciting to be able to capture that beauty in photography!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, thank you for your very complimentary comments, they mean so much to me!

      Take care, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mary, thank you for your wonderful comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading.

      I use a Panasonic Lumix camera, I'll be stopping by to read your orchid hub shortly!

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Lynn, taking photos at a butterfly farm was a lot easier than chasing them around the garden, which is what I normally do too!

      Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful photo's, I guess you have a telephoto lens or were you really that close.

      Voted up and awesome, my friend, Joyce.