Category: Butterflies & Moths

Mariposa Copper on Pearly Everlasting, Deep Lake, Beartooth Plateau, WY, August 13, 2017
Study the Great Works of the LORD Always Before Us
I delight in the works of God in creation. It is a privilege to study the things God made. "Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them." Psalm 111:2 Throughout my childhood, I could walk to a field and f ...
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Neal Bringe, Photographing Beartooth Plateau, WY
The Story of CreationSpeech
Please see the video presentation of the story behind CreationSpeech. It even includes me singing "I Sing The Mighty Power of God." I hope you catch my enthusiasm for our Creator-God.
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Painted Lady Butterflies on Teasel, October 5, Bear Creek Park, Colorado Springs, CO. Part of a great migration to the area.
Regard the Deeds of the LORD, See the Works of His Hands
God's works are visible every day in the things He made. In the last month, several people noticed butterflies in our area and ask me if I could identify them. They are Painted Lady butterflies. In May I shared how these Spring ...
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Caterpillars instinctively move early in morning
LORD’s Mercy is Over All He Made
"The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all he has made." Psalm 145:9 In the last few weeks, the caterpillars on our Canada Red Chokecherry trees have been leaving the trees to find a hiding place and transform into chr ...
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Field Crescent butterflies mating
God Blesses by Multiplying His Creation
“By his blessing they multiply greatly” Psalm 107:38a "And God blessed them, saying, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.'  Genesis 1:21b. God is multiplying His cre ...
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Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Colorful.
Clothed with Strength and Dignity
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.” Proverbs 31:25 I appreciate Female Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. I enjoy the brilliant blue colors  combined with the bright yellow color and black s ...
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Painted Lady butterfly
Butterfly Illustrates Endurance
I was surprised to see a Painted Lady butterfly land on a nearby tree this last Sunday evening (see photo below). How did such a small creature endure the blizzard on Friday and Saturday? Temperatures were well below freezing, ...
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Boisduval's Blue butterfly
Boast in the Lord
The LORD is great and worthy of worship. We need to keep perspective because the tendency of the flesh is to boast in man/self. "For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than man." 1 Cor ...
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Have you not known? have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 40:28. By God's mercy, American Snout Butterfly is protected by behavioral and structural instincts. By God's mercy, American Snout Butterfly is protected by behavioral and structural instincts.
God Preserves Snout Butterfly
God preserves His creation, knowing at the time the He made creeping things (Genesis 1:24), that sin would enter the world later through Adam (Genesis 3). He knew that birds would seek to eat butterflies and chrysalises would need ...
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Comma Butterfly Camouflaged as Leaf
Meekness of Wisdom
“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures” Psalm 104:24 God is wise, He created creatures in wisdom, and so they illustrate His wisdom and the character of wisdo ...
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Proclaim God’s Wonders to the Next Generation
I am impressed by scripture that we need to tell the next generation about God's works. “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4 Certainly, we should share how God ...
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Western White Butterfly in Flight
Freedom in Christ
One would like to think of themselves as a pretty good person. But apart from Christ, all are enslaved by wrong principles (Gal. 4:3-9), passions of the flesh (Eph. 2:1-3), and wholly unable to seek God (Rom. 3:10-12) because o ...
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Black Swallowtail Nipped by Birds
In Adam All Die. Christ Restores All Things.
All is not well. Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:17-19) brought death and suffering to man and animals. Creatures prey on each other, are destructive, and live for only a short time. God showed His mercy to insects ...
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Female Luna Moth
God Created Moths to Find a Mate and Host Plants in the Dark
The Wonder of Two Luna moths in A Garden I was surprised to see a male and female Luna moth in a native plant and wildflower garden in Weldon Springs, MO (May 21). These moths do not have a mouth. So it seems that the female ha ...
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White Admiral
God provided in the created kinds, the genetics to result in diverse patterns of beauty
The genes of the original created kinds enabled many different and beautify species able to disperse geographically across the earth. Even within a species, visually different forms often live in separate geographical regions. It ...
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Two Tailed Tiger Swallotail Larva
Bodily health and godliness
Bodily health. Health and exercise are a focus of people today. According to a friend, Jeff, people highly value physical training and related gadgets, food forms and clothing. There is a low view of God and limited study of His w ...
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Pipevine Swallowtail iridescent
The only wise God created multilayed structures in creation responsible for iridescent colors
Wisdom and goodness are clearly visible in the creation. Nature is seen as the ultimate standard of wisdom and goodness by organizations like the Biomimicry Institute, though God commonly is not acknowledged as the source. Who els ...
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God purposed the front and back of butterfly wings to be different
I went on a special trip with my daughter to see the fall colors in September on the Jim Creek Trail, Winter Park, Colorado (9200-foot elevation). The trees were spectacular, and we saw a butterfly, the Hoary Comma. Its wings were ...
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Rocky Mountain Parnassian
God provided in the created kinds, the genetics to result in species for every place
The Rocky Mountain Parnassian butterfly is well suited to live at a 10,000-foot elevation. I saw them warming up in the meadow pictured below on a cool morning in the Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming. The dark hairy body was surrounde ...
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