Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Butterfly Room


At the Detroit Zoo butterfly room, there are hundreds of butterflies and some of them will land on your finger!

This, thanks to an anonymous commenter, is the malachite butterfly, Siproeta stelenes. One of the interesting things about it is how different it looks when the wings are opened or closed.
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12 comments:

Erin said...

I love the colors! What is it?

Michi - Fotoblog said...

WHOW, what a wonderful and excellent photo. Great!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Oh, my! How very, very, VERY beautiful! I love this photo.

Viola said...

Amazing. These butterflies must be used to visitors, unlike wild ones.
The photo is so intriguing.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Super shot. Too bad there are not as many butterflies in the wild as there once were (or at least it seems that there are not as many butterflies).

CrazyCow said...

Beautiful photo.

These creatures are so fragile, its lovely to see they are being protected here.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

thanks so much erin, michi, fenix, viola, north bay and crazy cow for your visit and comments!

Erin, I have idea what kind of butterfly that was. I did not see anywhere a key to what butterflies were there and I have no idea where it was from, either. But there sure were gazillions of them. I may post more.

Crazy cow, how do I find you? Post a link on your little blogger page to your real blog--or here.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Crazy cow: "If you're a Blogger user, we encourage you to enable access to your Profile." You can put a link in it to your blog.

Shek said...

very cool. I enjoyed this one. The blue background is phenomenal.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thnaks, Shek--I was lucky on that---it was someone's shirt!

Anonymous said...

It's a Malachite butterfly, my personal favorite. What a treat to have it shoose to land on you. The zoo does provide laminated sheet to carry trough the exhibit and try to identify the butterflies you see. New ones are always being added though, so they are not all on sheet.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, anonymous. If the zoo has such a thing, we were not informed or made aware of it and no one else had them and there were no interpreters int here to help. But I really appreciate your help! THANKS! Mary

I like that name, too!