Butterfly Faces

Sometimes when you get up close and personal with butterflies you see some things that are surprising.  Butterflies can be unusual creatures, but have you really taken a close look at them?

Check out the spots on the eyes of this great spangled fritillary.

Are those horns or tusks on this gray hairstreak?

No special structures on this eastern tiger swallowtail, but it seems to bring a special intensity to its activity.

Is this common sootywing styling with a long mustache?

What about the eyelashes on this fiery skipper?  Now they have to be fake.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to Butterfly Faces

  1. Marlene Sullivan says:

    Oh my gosh! These pictures are amazing. Thanks for providing a view of butterflies that few of us have the advantage of seeing.

  2. ann required says:

    in the random way of the internet am not sure how i came to this blog & your wonderful pictures– started off looking for a Creek Indian chief & landed here looking into butterfly eyes 🙂 thank you.

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