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Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:54 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
Wow... whoever named that butterfly had a good imagination, I'll say!

Interesting, though. I never would have noticed that if you hadn't pointed it out.

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:54 pm
by millipede
hmmmm... seemed obvious to me. oh well. At any rate... it's an interesting butterfly. And a pretty one at that.

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:55 pm
by irishrooster
Im not very smart on the subject of butterflys but i always had one question i wanted to ask about them,What do they eat? can anyone here answer that question?

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:57 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
Nectar, right Millipede? I guess all butterflies drink nectar but there must be some strange exception. :) And the caterpillars like to eat everything it seems like. :roll:

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:59 pm
by millipede
yes, they drink nectar...
but there must be some strange exception.
but of course... There is a butterfly that will occasionally drink blood, I believe from dead animals. It was on a PBS special called "bloody suckers"... great show.

Did you know, butterflies taste with their feet?

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:20 pm
by irishrooster
Drink blood? now thats a strange exception! there taste buds must be worn down to nothing! but than again the fly more often than they walk. Did you know,that a fly gets sick on its food before it eats it?

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:21 pm
by millipede
yes, I knew that... gross isn't it?

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:21 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
Remind me not to have dinner at the Fly's house, OK?

Sorry that was pretty bad... But you know I never knew flies got sick on their food before they ate it... Hmmmm.... I learn something new every day around here! ;)

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:22 pm
by irishrooster
Sorry that was pretty bad... But you know I never knew flies got sick on their food before they ate it... Hmmmm.... I learn something new every day around here! ;)

So do I! I think thats whats great about this forum!

Re: The Question Mark...

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:23 pm
by millipede
this is so going off topic... but since flies were mentioned... if you ever watch one standing still... and you see its front legs moving, it could be regurgitating... if you see its hind legs moving, it is doing something else :o
;D