Monday, 12 January 2015

Peacock Butterfly

As a kid we had a Buddleia plant just outside our front door - many people called this plant Butterfly bush because of the numbers of butterflies it attracts.  While it does grow in Australia, it does not seem such a draw card for the old Lepidoptera!

This type of butterfly - The Peacock - is rather splendid.  As in the way with my mind, I can't help but wonder what it was called be from Peacocks became well know.

Sometimes, I feel my mind is not on the same wavelength as the rest of humanity!  Oh well.



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24 comments:

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

It's a gorgeous butterfly. Lovely photos as well.

Arija said...

Your peacock butterfly is a real beauty. I just planted a butterfly bush to replace the one I lost in the drought, I like the scent. I find butterflies are drawn more to Abelias and Dahlias.

eileeninmd said...

The Peacock Butterfly is gorgeous.. Great captures, Stewart.. I can't wait to see my butterfly bush blooming.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Lea said...

A real beauty!
Have a great Monday!
Lea

bas said...

geweldig daar kan je gewoon weer naar verlangen.

thewovenspoke said...

Great shots of the butterfly Stewart.

thewovenspoke said...

Great shots of the butterfly Stewart.

Irma said...

What a great photo of this Peacock on the butterfly bush.
Perfect photographed, Stewart.
Best regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

it's a real beauty.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a real beauty indeed, Stewart!! So colorful!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Revrunner said...

Fantastic!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful butterfly! You got some great shots! Don't worry, sometimes I feel the same way you do....I think I march to a different drummer.

Brian King said...

That's a gorgeous specimen!

Margaret Adamson said...

A beauty.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

purdy :O)

Christine said...

That is a beautiful butterfly and you've captured it well. Thanks!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a beauty!! Great photos, too.

Terri B said...

Pretty butterfly- very colorful. These are nice shots- have a great day!

maryaustria said...

So beautiful! Wonderful shots!

Bethany Carson said...

The butterfly plant and butterflies are beautiful! We had a plant like that at our house in Portland when I was a little girl.

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous!

Marie said...

You are right...I wonder what they did call these butterflies before people were very familiar with peacocks. Their coloring is just beautiful and you got some gorgeous shots on that "butterfly bush."

DesertHen said...

What a beautiful specimen! Love the purple eyes!

Felicia said...

gorgeous images of a gorgeous butterfly.