SMALL BUTTERFLIES ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND DELICATE OR DELICATE.
SMALLEST BUTTERFLY IN THE WORLD small butterflies are easy to understand delicate or delicate. but in reality, some of the smallest butterflies are the hardest! Today, on this early December day in North Florida, most butterflies are in dry weather, hibernating. However, there are some butterflies as usual.
Despite the recent freezing of the morning, the Eastern Pygmy Blue (Briffidum cedophia), one of the smallest butterflies in North America, is taking full advantage of the unusually hot December weather. I spent a few hours today with this little but powerful butterfly, and want to share the experience with you!
EAST PYGMY BLUE SALTS
live in swamp habitats, where its larvae feed on plants. Although this environment is quite natural, on a permanent basis it is subject to harsh conditions. Sometimes, all lower vegetation is completely submerged by seawater, especially during storms. And it freezes here. Yet for some organisms, such conditions are ideal.
FROM EAST TEXAS TO SOUTH CAROLINA,
from East Texas to the southeastern United States, East Pygmy Blue coastal salt marshes. In northwestern Florida, East Pygmy Blue’s favorite larvae are the edible plants .
Saltwort (Batis maritima) and especially the perennial Glasswort (Sarkocrina parnes). Wherever the latter plant is found, the eastern pygmy blues are common.
EAST PYGMY BLUE
men spend most of their time climbing on the roofs of larval food plants, looking for women. When it is sunny and there is no strong wind, the males are constantly flying over the edible plants and rarely stop losing the picture. In general, in order to see a man up close or to capture his image, before pausing briefly (as above), you have to follow him for several minutes!
SMALLEST BUTTERFLY SIZE AND LIFE
In a world obsessed with size, beauty is still in the smallest detail. Tiny butterflies can emphasize this point. The smallest butterflies are known as ‘blues’, as many butterflies have a blue upper wing ground color.
They blend from dark gray to creamy white underneath to blend into the background and hide them. The wing part of a butterfly is measured at the point where the arm is attached to the body, at the tip or height of the wing.
This wing weight is a January choice, weighing 10 to 20 millimeters. The female of the smallest butterfly has 10 mm wings and the color of the female is 12 mm. It is common locally, but savanna or grass cover time is preferred and may not be named (Iridium barbara). This is the little butterfly in Africa!
Another petite butterfly that is widely sought after in the circles of Lepidopterists is the blue color (Atticusra lucida). The male’s wingspan is 15 mm. Its English name is derived from a white ray of India. Depending on it comes the light.
The upper edge of the substance has a gray glow. In a small butterfly, the grass ornament is blue (Cheladus touches), which is 15 mm old. Despite its minute size and light gray color, it is visually surprisingly discolored due to the bright orange spots on the back. The Gaika blue (Zizula helix) is spotted, but a somewhat larger butterfly.
The male’s wingspan is 17 mm and is light brown in color, while the female is powder blue. The lower part has a white porcelain color, marked with fine paint brush marks to match.
You may need to get close to the Badge Wold Beauty among these girls, but it’s definitely worth it. Sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses – especially if they have butterflies!