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Spiny Flower Mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii,  By: Igor Siwanowicz

Yes, this is a real insect. A Spiny Flower Mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii, threatening pose. By: Igor Siwanowicz

MALACHITE BUTTERFLY (Siproeta stelenes meriodonalis) ©pbertner  Siproeta stelenes, commonly known as the Malachite, is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly (family Nymphalidae). The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the uppersides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite,  which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings. #butterflies #butterfly

Siproeta stelenes, commonly known as the Malachite, is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly (family Nymphalidae). It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings.

Caterpillar of Old-World Swallow-tail [Papilio machaon]. The caterpillar spends the first part of its life with the appearance of a bird dropping, which serves as an effective defense against predators. As the caterpillar grows larger, it becomes green with black and orange markings and becomes capable of releasing a foul smell if disturbed, which deters insects, but not birds. Click on this image and the next two images for a much closer look at it's natural beauty. Photo…

Attract swallowtail butterflies to your yard with golden alexanders (Zizia aurea), one of the preferred foods of swallowtail caterpillars, which feed on the leaves & flowers.

From Incredible to Ordinary: Wattle Cup Caterpillar | Featured Creature

The wattle cup caterpillar (Calcarifera ordinata). These brightly coloured caterpillars are common throughout northern Australia. They have four large spikes protruding from them, each of which carries a painful sting. Image by Cassandre Veillette

Blue black with cream colored edges butterfly

Wow, I could actually use the colors of this butterfly as a color scheme for a room. I like the mix of bright blue with the more neutral tones of cream, black, sepia, and umber.

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Butterfly: Enjoy the beauty of the richness of colors, and the precision of wing-pattern-design

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