Real - Commonly called "Eighty-Eights" because of the patterns on the hindwing undersides. "Diaethria Neglecta" is the scientific name and consists of a large family of Butterflies. Ranges from Mexico to Paraguay.(This particular image looks like there is some color enhancement. The red from top the far wing appears to show on the underside of the closest wing?)
To celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia — one of the world’s oldest and largest natural history museums — has gathered some of the gems of its collections in a new book, “A Glorious Enterprise.” To wander through the book’s pages is to experience some of the wonders of the natural world close up.
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painted lady butterfly When I Look at these many amazing views my heart swells up so much from overwhelming WONDER at this Universe of Versatality. I see God's POWER in them all. I see something that is so expansive that it's impossible for us to EVER really reach understanding. I realize as i write this that maybe we aren't meant too that what we should do is acknowledge and appreciate LIFE.