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THE FALLEN | by METAL-ARMZ
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THE FALLEN

A friend at work brought me this swallowtail in a plastic container Monday morning. He found it dead outside of his house. What baffled me was that this butterfly was practically undamaged.

What brought it down in its prime?

I suspect it was insecticide (not from my friend). There are so many mosquitoes in some of the wetter parts of Florida at this time. I think many counties might have started spraying. The poison is delivered by fogging machine and kills all insects.

Another possibility is a virus or bacterial infection.

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. Thou art beautiful even in death.

"I Grieve"-Peter Gabriel(From CharmingMilo)

  

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Taken on October 16, 2007