Monday, July 26, 2010

Weathered Looking Butterflies

So many of the butterflies this year are looking very tattered. I wonder if they are getting attacked by birds or insects or if the heavy rains have damaged them?

Look at all the raggedy edges on this one.

The one in the next two pictures has a big piece missing from the left wing.

Even the smaller varieties have tattered wings. You have to look a bit closely, but there are two butterflies on this spike of butterfly bush.


knitseashore said...

That is a very curious thing; I wonder if it's harder for them to fly?

2paw said...

Poor butterflies. I don't seem to see as many as I did when I was little.