Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{#WordlessWednesday} Male AND Female #Butterfly #Photo - Lexias Pardais - WOW!

The right wings of this preserved Lexias pardais are characteristic of the female of the species and the left wings are typical of the male. (This is called 'gynandromorphism'). The body's coloration is exactly split down the middle lengthwise! You can read more about it, and where you can see it on display HERE!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Bloggers you are always welcome to post the link to your WW photos as a comment, and we will go visit you too! (No Giveaway Links, Wordless Wednesday Only Please!) Happy Humpday, and remember in nature there are NO accidents!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post! I am a lifelong butterfly enthusiast and when I find out something this fascinating about butterflies I just HAVE to share!

25 comments:

  1. Somewhat androgynous! Interesting.

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  2. I had no idea that was even possible. How amazing!

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  3. Stunning! Dropping by from http://pixiedusk.livejournal.com/335241.html

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  4. Thanks for this. I've always love butterflies. They are so beautiful. I've never thought about how the males and females might look different.

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  5. That is the neatest butterfly I have ever seen! How interesting, I love the colors on both sides so pretty!

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  6. Nice photo & post Tracy and i agree one of your least words WW LOL

    Have a wordfullwordlesstastic week

    Try saying that after a few vodkas :-)

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  7. I would love to see just one butterfly today :)

    POSH

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  8. What a pretty butterfly. That is super cool so is it both sexes?

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  9. Looks amazing - thanks for sharing!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  10. I have never seen a butterfly like this before! That is simply beautiful and down right amazing!

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  11. What a beautiful butterfly! It's interesting how the male and female butterflies would look so different!

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  12. How awesome is that?! I would love to see something like that naturally in nature sometime.

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  13. Wow! I didn't know that..Learn something new everyday. It truly is a beautiful butterfly.

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  14. I've never seen a butterfly like that so uniquely colored. Its beautiful!

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  15. Omg wow!!! I had no idea this could happen!!! I guess you really do learn something new everyday!!!

    PS

    I love butterflies too ;-)

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  16. What an amazing photo indeed. I have never heard of the word gynandromorphism so I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. These cool, I love butterflies and come to think of it I am yet to see one in this new year will be on the look out

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  18. Wow!!
    Thanks for sharing at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/01/orchids-in-bloom.html

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  19. Wow! My little girl loves butterflies. She would probably stare at this photo all day.

    Chene

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  20. Looks so beautiful! The colors on the wings looks so gorgeous. I like butterflies but I am bit scared to catch them. I never thought that male and female butterflies looks different. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That is a beautiful photo. I didn't know that the different butterflies looked different. Love going to butterfly gardens!

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