Thursday is Butterfly Day and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 24

in butterflyday •  26 days ago 

Hi everyone! Happy Butterfly Day and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 24! Gather around the Insect Pub to see butterflies and other insects, and to make new friends. Post your butterfly and insect photos, or art work for a chance to win Steembasic Income Shares. A minimum of 2-SBI will be given away; 1-SBI for photos and 1-SBI for art work. If no art work is submitted, then 2-SBI will be given away for photos. Depending on how many entries there are, I might be able to give away more. Entries will not be judged and winners are chosen at random. You have 6 days for entries in this post and then a new one will begin. Thanks to all for your amazing entries! I chose 3 winners for Week 23 and they are @djynn, @omra-sky and @karbon. Congratulations!

Here are the rules for the Giveaway.

1-One submission per person per week.
2-All photos and art work must be your own work. Photos and art work from the internet will not be accepted.
3-Make your own butterfly or insect post and use one of these tags: #butterflyday or #insectpub.
4-Important! To be entered in the giveaway, you must put the link to your post in the comments below.
5-Upvotes to this post are not necessary but would be greatly appreciated, and might allow me to giveaway more prizes.

I am looking forward to seeing your butterflies and other insects!

Here are my photos for today of the False Potato Beetle

I found this one on the side of my house on the brick wall.

The False Potato Beetle looks very much like the Colorado Potato Beetle. The line in the middle of the wing coverings is brown on the False Potato Beetle and the line in the middle of the wing coverings is black on the Colorado Potato Beetle.

You can find this beetle feeding on horse nettle, its favorite. Of course it feeds on potato plants and will also feed on bittersweet. The False Potato Beetle is not much of a pest but its relative, the Colorado Potato Beetle is extremely destructive.

I had to squish the side of my face on the wall to get this view and the one of its face.

This is a different one that I found on a Wineberry plant.

Thanks for stopping by!

All photos are my own.

This pretty butterfly gif is brought to you by @brisby. Thank you!

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Hi @maxili63! Thanks for your entry. : )

Hello @whatisnew, thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in your beautiful contest

Thank you for your wonderful comment @maxili63! : )

I like the 5th photo best!

ROFL!!! Here I was thinking that you finally liked looking at one of my insects and when I counted down to the 5th photo I cracked up laughing. How am I ever going to be able to look at that wall without laughing now?

That is a real problem to be sure, but what about me? I've had to go to trauma counselling.

HaHa! Mayne I should try trauma counseling for my fear of spiders. Let me know if it works. LOL!
So sorry for the late reply. I have been sick.

Cute little beetle its shape kind of reminds me of a milkweed beetle. Here's my entry for this week.

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Hi @sketch.and.jam! I thought it was cute too. Thanks for your entry. : )

23 weeks I did not know your competition.
This is sad for me. But now I know.
And here is my entrance:

I hope I'm not late :-)

Hi @bambuka! So happy that are here! Thanks for your entry. : )

My pleasure, @whatisnew!
Glad to visit you :-)

Yay thank you!
You have many interesting looking bugs where you live...I’ve never seen false potato beetles before.
It looks like a sunflower seed :)

My pleasure @djynn! : )
I love the bugs we have and when I think I won't see a different one I get a nice surprise.
A sunflower seed that you would surely not want to eat. LOL!

What a cool little beetle, great shots of it

I love this beetle too. I was happy that it wasn't on a plant leaf swaying in the wind while I was getting these photos. LOL!

Yes that was fortunate it was sitting in a spot not so affected by the wind

That’s a cool beetle...
thank you for the recognition!!

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It is the neatest looking one I have seen. Glad you like it too @karbon! : )
My pleasure! : )

I first tbought it is Colorado beetle, when I saw the first photo. I could easy be mistaken.

I made a post and I saw that I have wrongly put the first tag. Again I made a mistake. :-)
It is about time to check my eyes and change the spectacles. So I add the correct tag and here it is:

Sometimes you have to look closely when identifying insects.

Oh, those darn tags! LOL! Thanks for your entry @nelinoeva. : )

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Hi @whatisnew i having been meaning to join in on your awesome contest but time seems to get away on me all the time and the butterflies don't like to cooperate with me but i got lucky this week so here is my first entry ever to your contest...Cheers :)

And i love your beetles i have never seen ones with white stripes like that before.

Thursday is Butterfly Day and it's hosted by @whatisnew !!


Hi @hangin! So nice to see you and thanks for your entry! : )

Thank you @whatisnew my pleasure and glad to see you back and feeling better....Cheers :)

Wow !!
I have never seen a false potato beetle before. Fantastic pictures. It has very distinctive stripes.

My entry for week 24 🦋

Thanks @annephilbrick! And thanks for your entry. : )

Your most welcome!!!
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You and your camera took some nice clear close ups :-)

Thanks Mike! Sometimes I get lucky. : )
So sorry for the late reply. I have been sick.

Sorry to hear you are sick... I'm sick too with rocky mountain spotted fever...

OMG! I am so sorry to hear that! Did you get the rash? Are you on antibiotics? How are you feeling now? You are in my prayers Mike. Hugs!

Not to worry ..Saw a infectious disease dr. yesterday... He said I definitely do not have RMSF.. That is a relief

Thank God for that good news! I hope you get well soon. : )

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Thank you!

Very interesting and cool Butterfly! You sacrifice alot to get us great shots!

I swear she only does it to discombobulate me so she can sneak in and win the zapfic contest while I'm still suffering brain freeze and heart failure. She doesn't know you know I know she knows I know, so mum's the word!

lol! howdy deirdyweirdy! So THAT'S the deal, it makes sense and I'll never tell!

What a beautiful insect, he goes so good with the wall!
You got real eye to eye with this little guy! lol
Awesome photography @whatisnew! :-)
Look out I got a spider lol


Wait! Is that spider crawling down into my comment?

Oh oh good thing he is a gif and not a gift! lol

Good thing I am not particularly afraid of spiders! 😁

OMG! You just had to put a spider in front of me! I am petrified of spiders. Heebie-jeebies! Thanks for your entry @shasta...I think. LOL!

Oh no! I did not know that!! Good thing it's a photo
and not the real deal! They are nice still subjects here.
The ones in California were fast and big, they were
very scary!! Petrified spiders now those are cool
in amber and stones! :-)

Petrified spiders in amber and stones would petrify me!!! LOL!
Congratulations @shasta! You won 1-SBI for Week 24. : )

Thank you so much ❤ @whatisnew!
I surely don't want to petrify you! :-)

What a cute little beetle!

Insectpub entry

Here are my insects!

Hi Melinda! Thanks for your entry! : )

Hi @offgridlife! Thanks for your entry. : )

Hi @gertu! Gracias for your entry. : )

Thanks @whatisnew! That's a cool looking beetle. Never saw it before. Hope you have a wonderful day!

My pleasure Omra! I like that beetle too and I am happy to show it to you since you haven't seen it before. : )
So sorry for the late reply. I have been sick.