Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Evening Brown

The 'Evening Brown' butterfly is cunningly disguised as a leaf.
Resting during the day on the ground with it's wings folded makes it difficult to detect......until you walk nearby. The startled butterfly will often land not too far from where it was sitting.......making a great game of hide and seek.

You can catch a glimpse of the beautiful outer wing colours above.
My book says,
'The Evening Brown does not visit flowers, but sucks juice from fermenting fruit'.
Mmm......I wonder if some of that juice is alcholic? Perhaps it is having fruit cocktails in the evening....


Sandi x

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1 comment:

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous oranges disguised there, would have thought with a name like that it would have been all brown