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Re: [british_insects] Blue damage

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  • Brian Price
    ... From: Chris Townsend ... Chris A close encounter of the bird kind? Brian Price www.secalis.co.uk
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 1, 2011
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      From: "Chris Townsend"

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      > What you think happened to this butterfly and why?
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      > Chris :)
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      Chris

      A close encounter of the bird kind?

      Brian Price

      www.secalis.co.uk
    • Chris Townsend
      Alien attack indeed :) Was thinking had seen same damage in a tropical longtailed blue some years ago which when at rest or feeding, often move their hind
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 2, 2011
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        Alien attack indeed :)

        Was thinking had seen same damage in a tropical longtailed blue some years ago which when at rest or feeding, often move their hind wings distracting predators to the false eyes and antennae...have seen some Uk blues make this same hind wing movement and that it likewise works as a distractor and on this occasion has worked well even without big false eyes and wing protusions

        Cheers

        Chris

        The long tailed blue at http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=boeticus

        --- In british_insects@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Price" <brian@...> wrote:
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        > Chris
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        > A close encounter of the bird kind?
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        > Brian Price
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        > www.secalis.co.uk
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      • Brian Price
        Chris It could have been worse - have a look at this Cinnabar Moth (still flying!) http://www.secalis.co.uk/Files/D1006_B049.jpg Brian
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 2, 2011
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          Chris

          It could have been worse - have a look at this Cinnabar Moth (still flying!)

          http://www.secalis.co.uk/Files/D1006_B049.jpg

          Brian
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