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Old Aug 18, 2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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When I first spotted this moth I thought it had two heads ! He was backed into the flower and the two feelers(?) at the back of his wings were deep in the flower, busily probing about as if searching for something to eat. This went on for several minutes. Sure raised my curiousity about what was going on here, any ideas ?
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Old Aug 18, 2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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Old Aug 18, 2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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The only think I can think is that is exactly what it's doinge eating nector. Nice capture BTW, # 1 is my favorite.

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Old Aug 18, 2007, 7:16 PM   #4
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Nice capture tinosa. I think it was laying eggs.

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Old Aug 19, 2007, 1:01 AM   #5
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I have never seen one with feelers on the rear, when I first looked at the shot I thought the rear was the head also, good find and shooting.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 2:32 AM   #6
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This is an Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly, and they are just strange. It would be more probable that it was laying eggs if it was alegume flower since family is what they use. I will go with eating nector. Even a footprint of nector from a bee would be enough for one of these little butterflies.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 6:30 AM   #7
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Nice shot but I have no idea what it was doing.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 10:32 AM   #8
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Thanks to all for viewing and commenting.
Great info Steve, I may have to do a little reseach on this interesting critter.
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Old Aug 19, 2007, 12:16 PM   #9
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This is not a very good shot, but if you are lucky enough to find a male with his wings open they look like this. Females are a bit darker.


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Old Aug 19, 2007, 12:47 PM   #10
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Thanks Steve, I save a lot of my less then perfect shots 'cause they may be usefull someday as this one is.
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