I think it’s a Ruddy Daggerwing. The spots on the back of the wings look like eyes and make it appear larger to help keep predators away. Evolution is amazing.
Never gave this much thought before, but it’s likely this is the first time these pollinators have encountered Kratom flowers.
@pete2000 Awesome pollination
Q: What does kratom honey do?
A: It give the bees their morning 'buzz'.
and this has always bugged me...
whats in it for the butterflies?
and they're many of them... they know which ones are full of nectar & live pollen.
@guywithtrees I think I am going to get my microscope and see if I can get some really good photographs of the seed pods... and the little ovaries with the seeds growing in them and everything... write down to razor-blade-dissected sections at various stages of maturing and ripening, and of that actual seed within that tiny little fruit... among many... on that coronavirus~looking... very scary kooking orb.
🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃