Nature’s wonders are truly magnificent

Can you identify this fascinating creature?

This beautiful flutterer visited me recently
It arrived (and left) quite silently
Remarkably regal
I’ve never met its equal.

Coincidentally, I learned a new word today: cynosure.

Something that is the center of attention; an object that serves as a focal point of attraction and admiration.

Fairly inconspicuous… until provoked!

It could be a butterfly, but perhaps it’s a moth (I’m not clear on the difference).
*shrug* It’s a member of the Lepidoptera (though that’s harder to say).

Can you identify it?

(Isn’t nature wonderful?)

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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13 Responses to Nature’s wonders are truly magnificent

  1. Looks like a Jersey Tiger Moth . If you Google it I’m sure you will find photos . Beautiful 😍 thank you for sharing

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  2. annieasksyou says:

    I can’t help identify your visitor, but I appreciate its beauty and concur: Nature IS wonderful!

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  3. I also thought it might be a Jersey Tiger Moth. It’s exquisite!

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  4. Gosh, what an exquisite creature! Alas, I can’t shed any light on its identity. For the record, the difference between moths and butterflies is butterflies tend to fold their wings vertically up over their backs. Moths tend to hold their wings in a tent-like fashion that hides the abdomen. Butterflies are typically larger and have more colorful patterns on their wings. Moths are typically smaller with drab-colored wings. 🦋

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  5. Dr Bob Rich says:

    I like little lepidopterous people
    frantically fluttering past my face
    following fractal paths of fun.
    I know they are joyful
    because looking at them makes me joyful.
    :)

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    • peNdantry says:

      ‘Fractal paths of fun’ is a great turn of phrase, and very appropriate. I often wonder what it is that motivates these fellow Spaceship Earth residents to decide where they go.

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  6. Lovely capture.
    Loved the clip and the photo
    Thank you my friend for this visual treat..
    Nature is always beautiful and inspiring.
    But humans decided to destroy Mother nature.
    Butterfly population is in danger
    You want to know the reason?
    It’s due to earth getting heated up.
    https://www.science.org/content/article/butterflies-are-vanishing-western-us-not-reasons-scientists-thought#:~:text=Butterfly%20numbers%20have%20dropped%20an,great%20copper%20(Lycaena%20xanthoides)..

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