Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tropical Leafwing on a Windy Day

Arroya Colorado Hugh Ramsey Park was hot and very windy in the afternoon of the 18th of March, very green compared to two years ago. Here is a Tropical Leafwing hanging on to dear life/twig.  When the Leafwing's wings are closed, it looks like a dried leaf, hence the name. When it opens out or it is backlit the bright interior shows. The female has the patterns but the male is plain orange. 

 Flew and lit on a diagonal twig

A mighty gust was almost
too much for her.

She managed to hang on, looked  like a kid on the money bars.

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