I dropped in on Tucson Botanical Gardens again today while out running errands. I wanted to see what new types of butterflies they might have flying around in their exhibit. Here are a few snaps I took today. Amazing patterns and camouflage! As usual, you can click on pics to get a little closer view.
This one was interesting. It appears to have lines in its pattern that make it look like legs on this side of the butterfly.
Pretty cool yellow/orange tips on the antenae. They almost look like hot glowing metal pokers pulled from a blacksmith's forge.
This is a "Dead Leaf" butterfly. Wings closed (above) it really does look like a dead leaf. Wings open (below) its quite colorful.