Butterfly : Information: NZ red Admiral

 

http://nzbutterfly.info/resident/red-admiral/

 

Red Admiral upperside

The native Red Admiral that is only found in New Zealand. Despite the obvious similarity, it is a different species from the ‘Red Admiral’ (Vanessa atalanta) and ‘Indian Red Admiral’ (Vanessa indica) found in Europe, Asia and North America. The Maori name means Red Cloak. This is a long-lived butterfly that can have a lifespan of about 9 months for the over-wintering generation. It is expected that the lifespan is between 4 to 6 months for the summer generations. Between September and April, it can be seen in most of its life stages.

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Music in pictures Contest: The show must go on…

Visit the following post to see what this is all about! http://autumninbruges.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/music-in-pictures-contest-the-show-must-go-on/

THE SHOW MUST GO ON…

Empty spaces – what are we living for
Abandoned places – I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for…
Another hero, another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime
Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore
The show must go on
The show must go on, yeah
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

Whatever happens, I’ll leave it all to chance
Another heartache, another failed romance
On and on, does anybody know what we are living for ?
I guess I’m learning (I’m learning learning learning)
I must be warmer now
I’ll soon be turning (turning turning turning)
Round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I’m aching to be free
The show must go on
The show must go on, yeah yeah
Ooh, inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

Yeah yeah, whoa wo oh oh

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die
I can fly – my friends
The show must go on (go on, go on, go on) yeah yeah
The show must go on (go on, go on, go on)
I’ll face it with a grin
I’m never giving in
On – with the show

Ooh, I’ll top the bill, I’ll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the show
On with the show
The show – the show must go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on
Go on, go on

Let’s see how many of you take up the challenge!

OUTSIDE THE DAWN IS BREAKING

MY SOUL IS PAINTED LIKE THE WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY

And there we are , the show must go on!

One-shot Wednesday: Caterpillar

Taken in a tree in South Africa. Don’t know the name of it!

Caterpillars have been called “eating machines”, and eat leaves voraciously. Most species shed their skin four or five times as their bodies grow, and they eventually pupate into an adult form.[10] Caterpillars grow very quickly; for instance, a tobacco hornworm will increase its weight ten-thousandfold in less than twenty days. An adaptation that enables them to eat so much is a mechanism in a specialized midgut that quickly transports ions to the lumen (midgut cavity), to keep the potassium level higher in the midgut cavity than in the blood.[11]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar

One-shot Wednesday: Butterfly

MONARCH BUTTERFLY

This one just started to fly away!(New Zealand  June 2009)

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the Wanderer.[3][4][5] It is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe and a rare migrant in the United Kingdom.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_(butterfly)