Butterfly close up – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…” Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ”
“Not all those who wander are lost “.
Close up of a butterfly today, taken with close up function of the Panasonic camera. I did not know previously, but the wings of a butterfly are made up of a protein called chitin, which are covered by thousands of tiny scales. Also unusual is the fact that they taste with their feet, and that they have their skeleton on the outside of their bodies. They can also only eat liquids, usually plant nectar. As they are unable to chew they rely on the long tube-like proboscis to suck up liquids for feeding. They only live for a short time, up to 4 weeks normally, and must concentrate on feeding and mating during that time. A few butterflies can live up to 9 months, such as the monarch butterfly. They are also able to see ultra-violet light, invisible to humans. The Monarch butterflies travel from the Great Lakes area down to Mexico (around 3200km) and return north in the Spring. There are around 24 000 species of butterflies, here is one of them.
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