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Day 286. Lord of the Butterflies

In May 2013 on May 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm

origami_butterfly

“That’s not a butterfly. THIS is a butterfly”

Or so may have said Dr Andy Warren on viewing the limited specimens I’ve managed to catch in my back yard (shown here in an image from Day 281).

This week Andy – aka Lord of the Butterflies – is the feature attraction at RealScientists, and has dazzled us by sharing simply amazing images from field studies near Gainesville, Florida and collections at the Florida Museum.

Andy’s tweets were so prolific, I archived them according to days (since I am the tweet-collecting storify dude at RealScientists).

You actually don’t need to read the text to enjoy them: just click through, and scroll down to see the wonderful diversity in the Lepidoptera family (which includes butterflies and moths). Other amazing animals also pop up, including tortoises, armadillos and alligators oh my!

You can keep up with all the action by following Realscientists on twitter  – and now on Facebook too.

[image thanks to pablogrb on flickr]

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