Butterflies have three segments, a head, thorax, and abdomen. They have antennae and external mouthparts on the head, six legs on thorax, and organs in the abdomen. Mylitta Crescents are considered a Brush-Footed butterfly, which means like all insects they have the six legs, but the two front legs are very small and covered with… Read More MYLITTA CRESCENT
Here are some colorful bugs I saw on a recent walk.
Here are some butterflies with predominate orange in their coloring. When watching them notice details, that will really help with identification. Some things to look for include: spots, how many spots, what color spots, shapes or patterns and where they are on the wing, stripes, lines, border colors, if they have tails, or the closed wing… Read More WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?
Today is February 29, a leap year. What is a leap year? It is an extra day added to the calendar every four years. Why? The earth takes about 365. 24 days to orbit around the sun completely, so the extra day is added every four years, which equals four of the approximate quarter days.… Read More LEAP YEAR