I was calling them "kamikaze butterflys". There were hundreds (okay maybe only eighty or ninety) of them zooming around my yard chasing each other in crazy "line dances" of three to ten butterflys, and buzzing past my head like fighter planes. There are big groups of them feeding off peaches that have fallen to the ground. I told my Dad about them and he says they must be drunk! So for the last week my yard has been a varitable "las Vegas" for the drunken butterfly convention. So, if your a butterfly, this is the happening spot right now. I've had a great time watching these guys. My roomates mom came to pick peaches and dubbed them "mariposos locos". Don't know what they are. I'm thinking same species, but males are colored differently from females. One type is a tan spotted almost dalmation like on both sides of wings. The other with wings closed looks like bark. Wings open, a burnt orange on top and dark brown/black bottom. Anybody know what they are?
Updated: 2:39 PM GMT on June 17, 2007
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