Beautiful Amputee


This red admiral is missing a large portion of its hind wing, likely from some traumatic event involving a near-death experience.


It is also missing a portion of an antennae.

7-13-150023It turns its good side towards the sun and continues feeding.  Life goes on.

Do butterflies have near-death experiences?  Do they see a bright light?  If  they do, do they see hexagonal facets?  What do butterfly angels look like?




About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Beautiful Amputee

  1. Bill says:

    You do great stuff. Thanks.

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