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04/10/2012

The Large White Butterfly dating 'n mating



There's a whole lot of mating going on!


It appears another male is coming in! Making three?

Butterflies mate facing in opposite directions with their
abdomens attached.

With mating, males mate numerous times during their
short lives.


Most females mate only once.

Watching butterflies mating singles the beginning of the end
for adult butterflies.

6 comments:

Cottage Garden said...

Great to see a post from you again Louise. These photos are superb.

Hope you had a wonderful summer.

Jeanne
x

Simone said...

Great observations and photos Louise. x

Flighty said...

Terrific pictures, I rarely see whites settling long enough to photograph. Flighty xx

Mag said...

It's lovely to see you back, Louise, with your interesting observations and exquisite pictures. I've been away from blogging too.

Wondering why this post didn't show on my side bar.

Best wishes

Glo said...

Thinking of you, Louise! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year :)

Tammy said...

We love butterflies too! They are so pretty and delicate. We have a garden where there's nothing but monarchs and hummingbirds. They fight over the asclepias plants, milkweed. I ran across your blog and have enjoyed it on my lunch break.