Greasy Sex Picture
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 9:19 PM
Probably got your attention now :-), out bird watching and came across these mating Big Greasy Butterflies. Only had the 400mm telephoto on so not as detailed as I would have liked but thought you might like it for the bug love pages. Do many butterflies mate in this face to face position?
Regards the Moths of Australia website, Don is one of my inspirations in the bug world and I emailed him for an ID of the plume moth. He liked the picture so much he asked if he could add it to his page
Hi again Trevor,
This is a beautiful photo of mating Big Greasy Butterflies, Cressida cressida. While the common name is somewhat offputting, it is nonetheless a lovely butterfly. The Big Greasy is also known by the more attractive name Clearwing Swallowtail.