Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Parts of a Butterfly

I was just looking around at my butterfly photos when
one shot caught me. I have posted many butterfly posts
yet none are about the parts of a butterfly. That was how
this post came about. In the photo below, I have labeled
the main parts of an adult butterfly. Sorry the wording is
extremely untidy, I wrote it by hand.(click to enlarge)

Basically, a butterfly consists of 3 basic parts, which
other parts can be found.

HEAD
antenna
eyes
palpi
proboscis

THORAX
foreleg
mid leg
hind leg
forewings
hindwings
ABDOMEN-----( nothing on the outside)

So, here are close-ups allowing you to see the parts
clearer.

blue glassy tiger

Malayan eggfly

some body's wings. If anyone knows what it is, pls
comment. I know the ans, so I'm just testing.

3 comments:

  1. Still no reply. This is really easy u know! It's a very common butterfly! ( oops ):(

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  2. It's a chocolate pansy, right?

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