Walkies in the Library, Part IV: Vedi le belle farfalle!

Sigyn, as noted, is not as enamored with ophidian reptiles as I. Just a few shelves up the way, however, is a treasure trove of books about Lepidopteran hexapods.

Doesn’t this one have a pretty cover? Marbling paper like this is a fine art. Sigyn, I bet you would be very good at it.

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This book in Swedish has some very beautiful illustrations. So lifelike!

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Sigyn wants to know why the halves of the butterflies don’t match. I think, dearest, that they are meant to show both the upper and the lower sides of the wings.

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Sigyn admires how the little violet has been so cunningly and realistically painted.

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I am thinking that I need to find one of those spikey caterpillars, enlarge it tenfold or so, and sneak it into the human female’s lunchbox…

This next volume deals with butterflies of Australia. I have heard that all the wildlife in that part of Midgard wants to kill you. This blue and white Sheila* doesn’t look too dangerous.

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But wow! Look at the damage the cryptically-colored larvae can do! Where can I order a quart to release in the human female’s garden?

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I am learning a lot from these library walkabouts.

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*Sheila because female and Australian and… oh, never mind.

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3 comments

    1. I can confirm that it is merely cunningly painted. I observed no squashiness or leakage of guts, which one would expect of a caterpillar in a book that is usually tightly closed and wedged between others. (However, the human female once found a live anole lizard between the pages of a book she removed from her shelf. I can’t explain it.)

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