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Old Jun 17, 2002, 9:57 PM   #1
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Default Mating Satyr butterflies

What an opportunity this was. Two Little Wood Satyrs in a pine tree:



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Did I pull it off?
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 11:42 AM   #2
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Default Lovely Tom.

Yes you pulled it off.
I like the antennae parallel to the needles like that.

It's interesting to watch them fly like this too.....I wonder who decides who is the boss? BEcause one of them always acts like an immobile appendage while the other does all the work.
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Old Jun 20, 2002, 8:30 PM   #3
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Very nice. I see what you mean about the immobile appendage. Obviously that is the male :P
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 7:02 PM   #4
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What a great shot!!
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Old Jun 26, 2002, 3:20 PM   #5
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Default Oh boy...

"Two Little Wood Satyrs in a pine tree" - let's finish that phonetically:
K I S S I N G - then came love and then came marriage - etc.,

Definitely a great shot Tom - they sometimes mate for up to 8 hours and they only live a few weeks - gives new meaning to making hay while the sun shines....

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