Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017)
Photo: David Barker (Nikon D3000 VR 18/55mm Lens @ 1/400S)
If you hadnt have mentioned it I wouldnt have thought that thing sticking up was its dagger.
Is that a dagger I see before me?
I suspect it will turn out into a beautiful butterfly.
I'll have a pint of whatever it is that Irene's drinking please barman, oh!, and leave another one in the pump for Irene as well.
I think you've already had one. Can we comment about the photo please.
Lovely shot David.
It's from Macbeth, Ozy, but you can get the ale in! x.
Only if the 'dagger is towards the hand' Irene.
It's not often you mention the photo Alan!!!
Well today I have!!
I suspect it turns into a very plain moth
Oh Lordy Pw, don't you start supectin' an' all.
It's funny how we look down on these tiny creatures, but the secrets they hold , developed over millions of years , fighting to survive , are the ones our scientists are now trying to extract and know about to keep we humans alive . There are plants and creatures who can survive huge periods without water, yet we humans would die within days . Which flies better a dragonfly or a helicopter? Does the harrier jump jet hover better than a humming bird. I think not . As we humans move further and further to kill ourselves, this little chap, and his like, moth or butterfly, will one day open his beautifully folded wings, and with one puff of human polluted air , will fly effortlessly into the sunset to do what it has done for millions of years previously . I doubt very much he or she will look back...would you Thankyou for picture David.
You give us food for thought Julie.
This caterpillar turns into the Grey Dagger moth, the moth as black markings on its wings the shape of a dagger hence the name,the spike or hump as its referred to on its back is nothing to do with the name.
Hope thats cleared that up.
Thanks all, and lovely thoughts from Julie .
You are excellent.
I fully agree with your posting.
Despite our perceived differences, If you'd just take a moment to fiddle with the tuning knob Julie, I think you'd most likely find that our wavelengths are mere yottahertz apart.
Lovely creepy crawly David, do they eat much
Hi, Ken hope alls well with you,it seems they like Rose trees ,its on one of my rose trees in the photo,you dont see many about though,take care.