Friday, July 25, 2008
Posted by Mississippi Nature at 4:38 AM
Did you know that there are more than 28,000 different species of Butterflies world-wide? In North America there are only about 725, most species are found in the Tropics. While these beautiful creatures can live up to 11 months, they usually live 2 to 4 days due to predators, weather and other factors. Most of this information was pulled from a site called: The Butterfly Website
I took these shots in Copiah County, MS, on the banks of the Pearl River, near Georgetown.
I hope you enjoy them. I chased this little sucker for 15 minutes in 100 degree heat trying to get a shot of the inside of his wings. Never happened! Sorry, because they were so beautiful.