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Aug 22, 2018 19:26 |  #121

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Aug 25, 2018 02:18 |  #125

paul katinas wrote in post #18692023 (external link)
Swallowtail Butterflies

Beautiful. Quite a site that must have been.
Knowing nothing about their habits, what are they doing?



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Aug 25, 2018 06:58 |  #126

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Beautiful. Quite a site that must have been.
Knowing nothing about their habits, what are they doing?

Thanks Richard, fascinating behavior.
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It is believed that butterflies congregate on mud and other such substances primarily for salts. The salts and amino acids absorbed during mud-puddling play various roles in butterfly ecology, ethology and physiology. Males seem to benefit more from the sodium uptake as it aids in reproductive success, with the precious nutrients often transferred to the female during mating. This extra nutrition helps ensure that the eggs survive.


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Aug 25, 2018 16:38 |  #127

paul katinas wrote in post #18692246 (external link)
Thanks Richard, fascinating behavior.
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It is believed that butterflies congregate on mud and other such substances primarily for salts. The salts and amino acids absorbed during mud-puddling play various roles in butterfly ecology, ethology and physiology. Males seem to benefit more from the sodium uptake as it aids in reproductive success, with the precious nutrients often transferred to the female during mating. This extra nutrition helps ensure that the eggs survive.

Thanks Paul
I Googled but could only find reference to what they eat.
That all now makes sense.

The contributions here certainly enrich understanding of our natural world.



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Aug 26, 2018 10:18 |  #128

avondale87 wrote in post #18692616 (external link)
Thanks Paul
I Googled but could only find reference to what they eat.
That all now makes sense.
The contributions here certainly enrich understanding of our natural world.

Some butterflies also get their salts etc from carrion and animal droppings. I have shots of Lesser Purple Emperors and Heath Fritillaries on a Marten skat, and a Chalkhill Blue and a Two-tailed Pasha on dog s**t (not in the same location, I hasten to add). The latter - along with other species - also go for well-fermented fruit. It's the alcohol esters they are attracted to. One Lesser Purple Emperor in France found my husband's sweat very attractive, sampling from his hands, head and even the camera!

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Aug 26, 2018 19:00 |  #129

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Some butterflies also get their salts etc from carrion and animal droppings. I have shots of Lesser Purple Emperors and Heath Fritillaries on a Marten skat, and a Chalkhill Blue and a Two-tailed Pasha on dog s**t (not in the same location, I hasten to add). The latter - along with other species - also go for well-fermented fruit. It's the alcohol esters they are attracted to. One Lesser Purple Emperor in France found my husband's sweat very attractive, sampling from his hands, head and even the camera!

Thanks Trik. All very fascinating. Puts substance to these beautiful images.
That is a beautiful coloured butterfly.
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Aug 27, 2018 08:52 |  #131

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Lovely shot, Paul, and they all still have intact tails! Must have been a fresh, synchronised, hatching. Which species please?


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Aug 27, 2018 14:11 |  #132

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Lovely shot, Paul, and they all still have intact tails! Must have been a fresh, synchronised, hatching. Which species please?

They look like tiger swallowtails. But I'm rusty at my butterfly ID, when I was about 14 I could name hundreds of species....Rust on the brain.


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Aug 27, 2018 16:33 |  #133

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They look like tiger swallowtails. But I'm rusty at my butterfly ID, when I was about 14 I could name hundreds of species....Rust on the brain.

I call it brain fade. Talking of which, when I first read your ID, I didn't have the right glasses on and I thought you had written "tiger sandwiches"!:oops:


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Aug 27, 2018 22:47 |  #134

Trik wrote in post #18693994 (external link)
Lovely shot, Paul, and they all still have intact tails! Must have been a fresh, synchronised, hatching. Which species please?

Thanks Trik.
I think Ed nailed-it.
Here's a link,additional information.
https://www.butterflie​sandmoths.org/species/​Papilio-glaucus (external link)
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Aug 28, 2018 08:48 |  #135

paul katinas wrote in post #18694561 (external link)
Thanks Trik.
I think Ed nailed-it.
Here's a link,additional information.
https://www.butterflie​sandmoths.org/species/​Papilio-glaucus (external link)
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Wow. I even remembered the latin name. I learned all those names as a kid.


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