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Peacock butterfly

By Angi_Wallace    
Did you know that these butterflies make a sort of hissing noise when they rub their wings together. This one bashed its wings together on waking this morning and I could hear it, it proceeded to do this about ten times the slammed its wings shut and vibrated its antennae at brief intervals, then flew off. I wonder if this is their usual waking routine and wonder why they make the noise as Ive not heard it from others.

Tags: Macro Butterfly Insect Wildlife and nature

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26 Mar 2020 5:47PM
Absolutely stunning Angi.
26 Mar 2020 8:12PM
Beautifully captured. Great image.
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26 Mar 2020 9:06PM
Beautifully detailed image Angi, great colour shown off by the OOF bg.

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