Butterflies in February?? Well maybe down under but not usually in the northern reaches of ‘up over’. And perhaps the time of year explains why this tortiseshell looks a bit worse for wear.
Female Australian walking stick (extatosoma tiaratum). To avoid predators this docile insect is camouflaged to look like leaves and if threatened, will curl its tail to mimic a scorpion. The one shown here, subject of the last post, is now back in her terrarium happy to munch on eucalyptus leaves.
An Australian walking stick takes a peek at her surroundings while out for a stroll.
A cosmo, a honey bee and a cucumber beetle. Cosmopollentan 😉 .
If I had taken this photo a just couple of days earlier this could have been a maybee 😉 .