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  1. Arkenaten says:

    Just having a look at your photos, Tricia, I am particularly fond of butterflies and was wondering if you know the name of this species?
    Ark

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    • Tricia says:

      Ya know I really don’t know my butterfly species at all Ark, but I’ve seen this type around so probably whatever is common to southern California. This guy was just floating around in my backyard one day and I was able to snap a quick pic.

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  2. It looks rather like a Blue Morpho, but those are not generally found this far north. And they’re big!

    I don’t know offhand, but Google “Blue Morpho” and I think you’ll see the resemblance. Any idea what the wingspan was? Blue Morphos are 5 to 8 inches.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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    • Tricia says:

      Wow, it looks exactly like a blue morpho Keith! At least what I googled. Except this one was smaller, maybe 3inches? Who knows, maybe it was an escapee from one of the butterfly exhibits our zoo puts on. I have some really cool pics of that but have been too lazy to upload them.

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  3. Butterflies have little use for bathrooms — “butterflies are free” as the old song says — and in this case, that’s probably a good thing:
    http://news.discovery.com/animals/insects/rare-half-female-half-male-butterfly-emerges-in-museum-150109.htm

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