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Love is in the air

By livinglevels  
A pair of Glass Wings (Greta oto), mating up in a tree at the North Somerset Butterfly House, yesterday afternoon.

A trick shot as they were 10ft up in the air on the underside of a large leaf.

The second variant is from a slightly different angle and shows all the legs of the lower insect as well but not sure that it is perhaps a little too close in on them?

They remained paired from three when I arrived till after I left at half past four.

Thanks again to Pete the "bug man".

Tags: Butterflies Insects Lepidoptera Somerset Close-up and macro Tropical Greta oto North Somerset Butterfly House Glass-winged butterfly

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Superb !!!


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DonMc 9 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2013 1:41PM
Love these Glasswings!Smile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Oct 2013 5:48PM
Two first class images of these fragile butterflies in copulation

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