Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tiny butterfly




This little guy decided to make my home his home...lol. BTW anyone know what this is. I am not familar with the names of insects. It looked like a tiny butterfly.

11 comments:

evlahos said...

interesting room-mate you have. very beautiful shots

napaboaniya said...

Ain't sure of it's species name but confirm it's a butterfly arh?
But the spots on it really look beautiful. Hope it doesn't sting!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have photographed a "Progressive Bee Fly" and it is on my blog. I don't know if this is that or not.

Jim said...

you got it to stay still for you?

Kitem said...

It looks beautiful and pretty big in the picture. I don't know its name, hope it flew away because his home is mother Nature, he will feel better outside.
Have a nice day.

alicesg said...

It was rather small and about size of our ten cents coin. I should have put the coin beside it to show you the size. It looked big because I zoom on it.

I try to make it fly away by blowing on it but it refuses to move...lol.

So I guided it on a piece of paper and placed it near the window and finally it flew away.

Photo Cache said...

whatever it is you have captured it well.

Lawstude said...

i think it is a moth but i am not too sure.

The Liberator said...

very very handsome, though

Ketam said...

It can sting you and can be very itchy.

Pat said...

<< BTW anyone know what this is. I am not familiar with the names of insects. It looked like a tiny butterfly. >>

It's not a butterfly, but rather a little moth native to S'pore called Amata huebneri (synonym: Syntomis huebneri (Day-flying Moth, Wasp Moth). Photo1, Photo2

It is one of the few moths that come out in the daytime, & as you have observed, it is not as jittery as butterflies tend to be. Another moth clue: its wings are spread when it is in the resting position. Butterflies fold up their wings when they assume the resting position.