What’s this? I don’t like the way WordPress changed the reader some time ago so that the first four photos in posts are shown. Sometimes I prefer the reader not see what I have to offer until they get into the actual post. So here I’m kind of fighting fire with fire.
UPDATE: Just posted this a minute ago and it turns out my grand plan did not work. The WP Reader ignored these four photos and displayed the four below. Oh well, I tried. I’ll have of think of something different net time.
1x = One shot of a still in the ground, red flower bouquet.
4x = Four shots of a female monarch butterfly who was quite patient with me as I photographed.
So, how does one tell male from female? Look at the butterfly’s hind wings (the two lower ones). You clearly see three parallel black veins. (There are actually four but one is hidden by the front wings.) On the male one of those veins (on both hind wings) will have a little black splotch or what may look like a thickening of the vein in just a little area. That spot is his scent gland. Also all the veins on the male tend to be thinner than on the female.
There will be a quiz on this next week and your results will go in your permanent record. Hmm, I wonder if I would need to file any kind of Freedom of Information Act paper work to get a copy of my permanent record? Hmm, I wonder if the records go back that far?
2x = Two shots of tequila. Just kidding. Two shots of skippers, the cute little puppy dogs of the butterfly/moth world.
This one taking a pause.
This one slurping away.
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