Monday, August 20, 2012

There's Some Lovely Filth Down Here

Two Black Swallowtails, being repressed.



Two Appalachian Tiger Swallowtails, being repressed.





P.S. Presented for your edification.



Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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20 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

Repressed or oppressed? Honestly, wearing all that black they look kinda depressed.

THAT'S RIGHT: EMO BUTTERFLIES.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You know what? Amongst my unused pictures, I think I might have one of those black form Yellow Swallowtails.

I'll have to search the archives.
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Carmi Levy said...

Wow! Emo or not, I hope they look back eventually and realize how much loveliness they bring to the planet. Hopefully that'll make 'em smile a bit. Assuming butterflies can smile, of course :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You bet, Carmi.

I've seen their smiley faces!
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's like you are just asking for me to post the depressing mutant Japanese butterfly link again.

Much as it sounds like it, that is not a veiled MST3K movie reference.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

EMO BUTTERFLIES.

Heh. They should be fluttering over this way, cuz I just downloaded some Say Anything and some Promise Ring.

Although I always just called that stuff pop-punk.

Karen S. said...

Oh but of course they can smile! ..and just listen to their chatter! Great photos!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

How much blacker could those butterflies get? The answer is none, none more blacker.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's zrm's Oh, No! There Goes TOKYO! link.
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Patti said...

"help! help! come see the violence inherent in the system!" (did I get that quote right?) haha - repressed butterflies. Nice.

Patti said...

Oops, I should have watched the video first. Quote wasn't quite right - but it was from memory. ;)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

ha! monty python...always hilarious!

those butterflies look
pretty content, doing what...uh...some butterflies do...feasting on the filth down there! emo-ish. are they wearing tiny earbuds? can u hear what's playing>? i like the depressing lyrics...it makes me not so depressed.
do butterflies even have ears?!

=)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Mud-puddling
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lailani said...

Hehe, I like Emo Butterlies! :)

Smut Clyde said...

How much blacker could those butterflies get? The answer is none, none more blacker.
Fuligin flutterbyes.

Smut Clyde said...

Mud-puddling:
In some, such as the male notodontid Gluphisia septentrionis, this is released in forced anal jets at 3 second intervals.

I can do that.

Another Kiwi said...

Jet powered butterflies! This is why they can affect the weather in England from Brazil.

Substance McGravitas said...

P.S. Presented for your edification.

I wanted to rate the left one hot.
Yet I could not.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think a strongly-worded letter to the editor is called for, S_McG.
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Bob Scotney said...

The best views of butterflies are always from behind.