Thursday, January 31

a nymph in the garden

this large butterfly was hard to miss. mom pointed it out while we were having breakfast this morning, said it's been hanging around for the past 3 days.

idea leuconoe flies slowly and gracefully, so it's referred to as a "nymph" or "ghost" or even "spectre". very popular in butterfly farms, this one probably was released at a wedding during the weekend and found its way to our garden.

its one ghost i don't mind having in the backyard!


  1. Cool! I don't see any more butterflies in our small pocket garden... hopefully, some will find their way soon =)

    1. thanks! this one probably flew in all the way from the church in the next subdivision! butterfly season is usually during the rainy months, so let's look forward to that!