Thursday is Butterfly Day and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 32

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Hi everyone! It's that time again. Thursday is Butterflyday and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 32. Gather around the Insect Pub to see butterflies and other insects from around the world, and to make new friends. Post your butterfly and other insect photos, or art work for a chance to win Steem Basic 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 another one will begin. Thanks to all for your amazing entries! There are 4 winners for Week 31 and they are: @shasta, @nelinoeva, @hangin and @manorvillemike. 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 give away more prizes.

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

Here are my photos for today of a Carpenter Ant dragging a Cabbage White Butterfly.

These photos aren't very good because the sun was too bright and the ant was moving very fast, but since I have never seen this before, I just had to show them to you. This is a dead female Cabbage White butterfly. I know it is a female because of the two black spots on the wings; males have one black spot. When the ant was dragging this butterfly it was in an upright position and then the butterfly tipped over on its side.

Carpenter ants are found in homes and buildings but since this one was found in a park, I will be talking about what this ant likes in that environment. These ants get their name because they like to build their colonies in wood and in this case it would be the wood of a tree stump, trees, fence posts and logs; preferring damp, dead or decaying wood.

They do not eat the wood. They chew the wood and put it outside of their nest in piles. In the wild, carpenter ants love to eat the honeydew from aphids and dead insects parts. They have powerful jaws and can carry or drag things with their teeth that are seven or more times their body weight.

While taking these photos I couldn't stop thinking about two of my Steemian friends. Several months ago, @omra-sky wrote a fun post about ants that were in a microwave at his place of employment and found that some ants can survive being microwaved. Also, @agmoore had an interesting post where she did extensive research on different ant species that infested hospitals around the world. I kept thinking that they would be interested in seeing these photos.

I wish that I could have followed this ant to its final destination but I had to leave.

Thanks for stopping by!

All photos are my own.

Information Source: lakenormanpest.com, factfile.org

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

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Nice catch @whatisnew hart to get a moving target like that.
Congrats to all the winners from round #31 !!!
My Entry for Week #32 https://steemit.com/butterflyday/@chromiumone/butterfly-and-insect-thursday-giveaway-week-32-a-little-hankey-pankey
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Thanks @chromiumone and thanks for your entry. : )

The ants found themselves a tasty treat. I wonder if it tastes like cabbage? Here's this week's entry with an update on the baby mantis. https://steemit.com/butterflyday/@sketch.and.jam/butterfly-and-insects-day-mantis-5wonamg9

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I was wondering if it tasted like honeydew. LOL! Thanks for your entry. : )

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We are oh so late with delivering the rewards for the past 2 months of Recommend Your Favorite Freewrite. You won a 100% upvote for your participation on 10/1/2019. You also received an SBI for each time your participated 😄
https://steemit.com/steembasicincome/@freewritehouse/rewards-for-recommend-your-favorite-freewrite-two-months-worth

Got it on your comment since we already vote all your posts :)

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Thanks so much! I appreciate it! : )

Yay, thank you @whatisnew! 😀
Ants are so interesting to watch. And so fast. My attempts to photograph ants failed. I have just couple of shots. It is amazing how they carry more than their weight. It reminds me children's poem about the ant and the cricket, where the cricket asks the ant why she is in a hurry and the ant answers because she must search for food and store it for the winter.

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My pleasure Neli! : )
At least you did get a couple of shots of the ant. I was surprised at how fast they were, especially when dragging this butterfly. I love that children's poem and it is one that I have never heard before so thanks for telling me about it. : )

Thank you so much @whatisnew much appreciated and congrats to the other winners also 👍

Them ants are pretty strong little creatures his got a meal there for the whole colony 🤣 🤣

And here is my entry for week #32

Thursday is Butterfly Day and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 32.

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My pleasure @hangin and thanks for your entry. : )

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Thank you 👍

The circle of life is very amazing. the demise of one living thing is the bounty of another. Great photography @whatisnew

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I hear ya! Nature never seems to amaze me. Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by. : )

Very powerful ant! It's amazing that they can carry or drag things with their teeth that are seven or more times their body weight. I learned new things from you again. Thanks so much for sharing. ;)

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Yay! You learned something new! I love it when that happens. Thanks so much for your support @tangmo!
Your brother Pachino has been very sick but is doing better now. I will hopefully do a post about him on Monday.

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You're welcome! ;)

Oh! So sorry to hear that my brother Pachino has been very sick. I'm glad that he is doing better now. I look forward to reading your post about him soon.

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Thanks so much sis! I am so very happy with his improvement!!! : ) : ) : ) The post about Pachino is up now.

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Oh! So sorry that I overlooked all of the old comments.

You're welcome! Yeah! That's very great news. I'll check your post about Pachino accordingly. Sorry again for my late reply. ;)

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Hi sis! You never have to apologize for anything with me! We are sisters! Love and Hugs! : ) : ) : )

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Many thanks for your kind understanding, my dear sis! A lot of love and warm hugs! ;))))

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I love your warm hugs sis! So much better than just plain hugs! Sending lots of love and warm hugs right back at you sis! : ) : ) : )

Saludos. Felicitaciones a todos los premiados.
Por acá dejo mi participación.
https://steemit.com/insectpub/@gertu/dia-de-mariposas-y-de-insectos

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¡Hola!@gertu! Gracias por tu entrada. : )

The ant picture!! Thank you :) That's an amazing set of shots. You have to admire the ant--as I admire your photography. I don't have any butterfly pictures, but for the first time in a long while I stopped to take a picture of something interesting last night. No butterflies, but I'm still going to post it here because if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have pulled out my phone to take the shot :))
Somebody in my neighborhood really likes Halloween!

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I'm resteeming your wonderful post.

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Good for you @agmoore2! I am so proud of you that I gave you 1-SBI! : ) You made my day! I do admire that ant and you! Thanks so much for the resteem. : )

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Thank you! I had second thoughts about posting that picture. Really doesn't fit with the wonderful nature pictures. Next week, I'll have to take a real photo.
Have a wonderful week, @whatisnew

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I am happy that you posted the picture here. It sure did make me happy.
I think this week ahead will be so much better than the last 6 weeks. : )
You have a wonderful week too @agmoore!

Hello @whatis new! This is incredible and I learned something new again! Altough, I knew how strong ants are, I didn't know exactly how strong and I also didn't know the difference between female and male cabbage butterfly. Great post!
This is my entry for this week:
https://steemit.com/busy/@lenasveganliving/last-butterfly-of-the-season-for-butterfly-and-insect-day

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Hi @lenasveganliving! So happy to hear that you learned something again! Yay!
Thanks for your entry. : )

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Yes I did! Always pleasure my Dear 🌸🦋🌸

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Hi Neli! I love your macro shots. Thanks for your entry. : )

https://steemit.com/butterflyday/@qwerrie/butterfly-and-insects-day-bumblebee
hello there, here is my entry, hope you like it
ps. I used the #insectpub tag several times before,
nobody corrected me that I should provide here the link, too. hehe.

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Hi @qwerrie! Good to see you here. I apologize for not checking the tags but my real life has been crazy for the past 5 weeks with 2 very sick family members. Thanks for your entry. : )

Thank you very much for your help!
Here is my link to this week post:

https://esteem.app/busy/@kaminchan/butterfly-day-and-insect-day-butterfly-in-my-garden

Good luck and happy day to all participants!

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My pleasure @kaminchan and thanks for your entry. : )

Thank you so much 🐞 ❤ @whatisnew very much appreciated! Congratulations to
all the bug winners! Awesome action shots! Amazing how strong ants are, if only
we had extra arms and legs imagine how much we could do lol :-)

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My pleasure @shasta! : )
Thanks for your kind words. I sure could use some extra arms and legs right now. LOL!