Forty of a kind
After a busy week with ‘normal’ work and a big odd job, I was very tired. Although I know that the heather is flowering at the moment and I had plans to visit a special heath area, I could not encourage myself yesterday evening to set my alarm clock. But, just after sunrise I woke up this moring and decided to come out of my bed for a cup of coffee. Downstairs around 30 new-born butterflies of the Large White were hanging around…..what a surprise as yesterday evening everything was quiet.
Because my garden is surrounded by maize in the direction where the sun is rising, I had no chance to ‘catch’ the first orange light but the second light was still acceptable. As soon as it was warm enough, one by one the new-born butterflies were flying into freedom. The remaining chrysalises emerged during the day because of the pleasant summer temperatures. Interesting fact was that the majority of butterflies were females.
Besides butterlies also two little parasitic wasps were emerged too. One flew away immediately but the other stayed around the yellow cocoons. Like I wrote many times before, my passion for butterfly and photography is much more than only a ‘nice’ shot' of the imago (butterfly stage). Finding and photographing an egg, caterpillar and/or chrysalis is giving me the same and sometimes more pleasure. So I was very very happy that I could ‘catch’ the parasitic wasp of the Large White.
22/8/2015 10:16:43 am
Hoi Silvia, wat gaaf dat je de sluipwesp er op heb staan! prachtige foto's!!
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