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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{Out of Body Experience}

Pieter did find this huge butterfly 'part' and it seemed it has had an 'out of body experienc'... Probably something quite nasty has happened and it might have been eaten by something?! Does anyone have an idea about this? Would love to know. By the way, this is a Giant Swallowtail  -Papilio cresphontes Cramer, 1777 Butterfly, one of the two largest butterflies in the USA. It's span measured 14 cm or 5½".
Underside...
What could have happened to this beautiful butterfly...?
Once it also looked like this...

Related link:
Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes Cramer, 1777 | Butterflies and Moths of North America


15 comments:

  1. oh wow... das war wirklich ein wunderschöner schmetterling! keine ahnung, was mit ihm passiert ist, aber er muss toll ausgesehen haben!

    lg nora

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  2. Non ho mai visto una farfalla così!Baci,Rosetta

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  3. How sad. At least it didn't end its days as lunch. It would be glorious to see one in flight.

    Anna

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  4. 't Was wel een reus (bij leven en welzijn ....). Groetjes, Inge

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  5. Hi Mariette,
    I don't now eithe, what happened with that wonderful butterfly. But is possible that it died a natural dead and is then eaten by animals?
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  6. It was a wonderful butterfly! It's a shame that it happened on this end:(

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  7. wow! i wonder if a bird snatched up the juicy part!

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  8. Dat zou wel eens een kat geweest kunnen zijn......mijn katten springen ook achtevlinders aan en proberen er in te happen !!!
    Mooie vlinder !!!
    Groetjes Bianca

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  9. Que bonita!! Pues he estado mirando y tiene bastantes enemigos como arañas, mantis, moscas, abejorros, aves, murcielagos, lagartijas o ranas.
    Saludos.
    Veronica.

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  10. Oh wat n prachtige vlinder is het geweest! Altijd jammer!
    Fijne dag!
    Nicole

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  11. Wat een bijzonder mooie vlinder, Mariette. Ben je nog steeds aan onze kant van de oceaan? Veel plezier hier, ik zou graag wat meer zon voor je willen toveren, maar ja, dat kan ik helaas niet.
    Liefs xx

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    ein wundervoller Schetterling. Ich habe so große in freier "Wildbahn" überhaupt noch nicht gesehen.
    Danke für die Fotos.
    Liebe Abendgrüße schickt Dir
    Irmi

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  13. Dear Mariette,
    Poor things it almost hitt by a rains storm?
    But still look very strong?
    My hey fever is better today because
    of cool weather and only 7C to 14C today.

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  14. Dear Mariette,
    Oh, how sad looking these poor MARVELOUS butterflies. It cannot be helped what Nature does.
    Hugs xoxo, Orchid

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