A Mail Route Without Mail

The postman butterfly – how did it get its name? According to Reiman Gardens, a postman butterfly follows the same course through a garden from day to day and also from flower to flower, similar to a postman or mailman following a daily itinerary.

This postman butterfly was following its mail route without mail through the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.


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14 responses to “A Mail Route Without Mail”

  1. How pretty, Pepper!! I’ve never heard of this butterfly, thanks for the intro!!

    1. My pleasure. I have only seen them in butterfly houses. 😊

  2. Thank you for sharing a beautiful picture and teaching me something new too.

    1. My pleasure. 😁

  3. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ“· bwπŸ’

    1. Thanks. Have a great week. 😊

  4. This is truly and interesting way to share image of a butterfly.
    We always expect color.
    Loved it!

    1. So glad you like it! The color version of the butterfly will be included in my next post. πŸ˜‰

    2. Just posted the color version of the butterfly on my latest macro Monday post. Would love to know which one you prefer.

  5. You can not help but be curious about its colors. But it’s a very nice image.

    1. Ah, you just gave me an idea for my next post! I might have to include the color version of the postman butterfly. 😁

    2. Just in case you are interested – I posted the color version of the butterfly on my Macro Monday post. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Sounds like an aptly named butterfly. I don’t think I’ve seen one of these before.

    1. I haven’t seen too many of them. Butterflies are always fun to watch flutter around. 😊

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