Thursday, 1 October 2009

Flight - When in Wales...

Butterflies, you've got to love them. There are four main stages before they are capable of 'FLIGHT'. Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly (aka Pili). Here are some pictures taken at Pili Palas earlier today.


These caterpillars can be found all over Anglesey right now. They are really long (around 10cm) and live next to the Heather and Ragwort.



Y Ddeilen Ffug - Indian Leaf - Kallima Inachus

Y Flamgoronog - Caroni Flambeau - Dryadula Phaetusa

Morpho Glas - Blue Morpho - Morpho Peleides

Y Mormon Mawr - Great Mormon - Papilio Memnon M

Ysbryd y Nos - White Tree Nymph - Idea Ieuconoe

Y Postmon - Postman - Heliconius Melpomene

Pala Esgyll Gwyrdd - Green-Banded Swallowtail - Papilio Palinurus

Gloyn Llygeidiog - Owl - Caligo Euroilochus &
Teigr Brown - Plain Tiger - Danaus Chrysippus

Pala Esgyll Gwyrdd - Green-Banded Swallowtail - Papilio Palinurus


Brian Miller said...

oh wow. nice pics. love butterflies...they remind me of little dancers on the breeze. happy TT!

The Scrybe said...

Goodness me, these pictures are breathtaking.
Thank you

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful. We have Monarchs here.

Is Pili Palas a preserve for butterflies?

The Blue Morpho is amazing.

Tammie Lee said...

Oh my goooooodness! I have never seen so many hanging cacoons, never ever. And such pretties they turn into! Fun to see.

Delphyne said...


Jasmine said...

Brian - That's a lovely way to think of butterflies :)

Scrybe - Thank you :))

Susan - Pili Palas is a butterfly house. Pili is the Welsh word for butterfly and I think Palas means palace or house. Most of these butterflies come from tropical places and are not indigenous to Wales. The caterpillar photo's were taken whilst dog walking with my granddad, they are native, but I don't know what they will turn into.

Tammie - the cocoons are fabulous aren't they. Reminds me of beautiful glass beads.

Delphyne - Thank you :))

Anonymous said...

Jasmine, spectacular pictures here! Well done( applause! )

JeffScape said...

I'm a nature freak and for whatever reason, I didn't think anyone would use nature for this week's topic. Loved it.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jasmine, yes, the butterfly is a very lovely creature. Thanks for sharing so many different kinds with us. Hugs Judy

Caio Fernandes said...

just wonderful photos !!1
what a lovely post !!
and ... the pictures of your "felt shoes" ... are always a gift to my eyes and dreams !!
thank you Jasmine !!

T said...

Wow, great photos Jasmine, and all the botanical names as well....fantastic...thanks.

lettuce said...

wonderful pictures - they are exquisite, esp. the Blue Morpho - what a gorgeous colour

Jacky said...

Beautiful photos ...the coocoons are amazing as are the stunning butterflies. Thanks for sharing! Incredible to be able to visit Pili Palas and see so many beauties.


Megan said...

What a clever post on the theme! I agree with Brian - lovely breeze dancers, aren't they?

Tom said...

pretty...and i love caterpilars...but they give me the itchies.

e said...

I loved the Blue Morpho and your photos are stunning!

Baino said...

Lovely collection. So sad that they're so beautiful for such a short time. I took a visitor to a 'butterfly' house in January and he was over the moon that huge blue and black butterflies settled on his shoulders! Funny to see a man so chuffed by something so girlish.

Dot-Com said...

Amazing pictures - despite me not being a bug fan today (there was a giant spider in my living room when I woke up!)