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Kaleidoscope

By Joline
I just learned that kaleidoscope is the proper name for a group of butterflies.
This group was having a feast last evening right beside my back door!!!!! They were so intent on what they were doing that they didn't notice me at all!
These are Eastern Swallowtails, and are extremely populous this year.

Tags: Swallowtail butterfly Wildlife and nature Puddling

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20 Jun 2017 1:58PM
What a really good set of images
I assume they taken with a phone but forgive if I am wrong
Thanks for the comment

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20 Jun 2017 2:26PM
Amazing! Gorgeous sight.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
20 Jun 2017 2:28PM
My goodness, so many! I wonder what they found so good to eat. Great image.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2017 2:37PM

Quote:I just learned that kaleidoscope is the proper name for a group of butterflies.

I learn something new every day here.
And how appropriate!
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
20 Jun 2017 2:52PM
New to me too.
Here I am, struggling to get a decent butterfly picture, and you have them blocking your doorway.
Wonderful sight, Joline.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
20 Jun 2017 3:34PM

Quote:..kaleidoscope is the proper name for a group of butterflies..
Must remember that for if it pops up in a pub quiz! GrinGrin A great find and capture, Joline Smile
Trev Smile
20 Jun 2017 3:44PM
A feeding frenzy... must be some tasty stuff they've found there!
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
20 Jun 2017 3:51PM
Kaleidoscope-- I will attempt to remember this-- and hOpe I will see one of these gorgeous swallowtails SOON!
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2017 3:56PM
Magnificent sight Joline, and what gorgeous looking butterflies.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
20 Jun 2017 6:03PM
Quote:..kaleidoscope is the proper name for a group of butterflies..

Never knew that either. How delightful.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2017 6:37PM

Quote:New to me too.
Here I am, struggling to get a decent butterfly picture, and you have them blocking your doorway.
Wonderful sight, Joline.



Ju
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
20 Jun 2017 7:35PM
Beautiful sight Joline.
Ron
20 Jun 2017 10:33PM
Super shot Joline..Lin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
21 Jun 2017 6:23AM
Magnificent sight Joline
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2017 9:46AM
What a super sight Joline, well capturedGrinGrin

Cliff
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2017 9:59AM
Could be useful to know that collective noun for quizzes or to impress our friends - sadly we never see a kaleidoscope of swallowtails!
Kate Grin
21 Jun 2017 11:35PM
Lovely shot, Joline! Ellen

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