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At least that one won't suck your blood. Warmer body temperature? Maybe that's why I also attract them. Here mostly gnats that like to buzz my face and ears. No wonder I hate the great outdoors...
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on June 8, 2016
You must have an odor that they like.
By: Snowbrush on June 8, 2016
I bet there are loads of photos of you plastered all over different people's Facebook pages. You are probably a meme now! I visited Butterfly World in AZ once, and I'm glad to say nothing landed on my face. :D
By: LL Cool Joe on June 8, 2016
Maybe you had a salty snack left in your beard? I have had them land on me as well. Now I will google bluebutterfly face and see if I get you!
By: Tabor on June 8, 2016
I've heard it said that a butterfly is just a friend "gone west" who is looking in on you. Works for me! :)
By: scott park on June 8, 2016
No doubt you are now part of photo collections of all of those tourists. A kind of fame! Quick work on your part btw. As for your anti malaria hallucinations, I understand. Assignments took me to malaria zones frequently and I "experimented" with a variety of medicines. I had one cycle that left me with a few dreams while in Africa that are still a bit chilling. Happy trails.
By: Tom Cochrun on June 8, 2016
gorgeous flutterby and you ain't so bad either!
By: Kathe W. on June 8, 2016
My body temperature is LOWER than 98.6 but I ALWAYS get bitten!!
By: fishducky on June 8, 2016
I googled "butterfly on face". You aren't on there--YET!!
By: fishducky on June 8, 2016
Like you, I'm a mosquito (and any insect that bites) magnet. But I DO love butterflies and butterfly. We've got one here that I could visit all the time. However, butterflies have not interest in me!
By: Mitchell is Moving on June 8, 2016
That butterfly thinks you're hot! But who knows where its six feet have been!
By: Val on June 8, 2016
We have been locked in mortal combat with ants for the past three years. No, the fight has not been going well for us. Sigh.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on June 8, 2016
My wife would find a lot to sympathise with you about in your post. She is the bug magnet in the family so I know where you are coming from. :-) Greetings from London.
By: A Cuban In London on June 8, 2016
Little Girl is our bug magnet, and i've been told that, for mosquitoes at least, it's foot odor that attracts them. You should be the next internet sensation with that beautiful butterfly on your handsome face!
By: messymimi on June 8, 2016
I'm your opposite. I rarely get bites. I eat lots of tomatoes and somebody told me mosquitoes don't like that in a person and leave them alone???
By: RedKline on June 8, 2016
The skeeters like me too; it must be something with chubby guys. I think it was New Mexico where I went to a butterfly exhibit, though I'm not sure they had blue ones like that. They are really pretty, especially since they come from caterpillars.
By: PT Dilloway on June 8, 2016
By: TexWisGirl on June 8, 2016
A butterfly on your face is much, much more attractive than...oh, let's say a roach!
By: Pixel Peeper on June 8, 2016
I was on a river trip once when a butterfly landed on a woman's plate. she threw the food away because she said butterflies get their moisture from animal poop.
By: Ellen Abbott on June 8, 2016
That's interesting about body temperature having an impact on bug bites... Great closing shot!
By: Sage on June 8, 2016
Best jewelry I've ever seen. What a beautiful shade of blue. Perfect. My body temperature is low, but bugs adore me. I don't think of butterflies as bugs, but I hate all others, and unlike you, I am afraid of them. I have been for as long as I can remember. I had nightmares about bugs as a child. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on June 8, 2016
Face-candy for butterflies. You must be producing nectar or some sort of chemical compound to attract them. :)
By: Daniel LaFrance on June 8, 2016
What a pro! Fab picture. My good lady and I are off to Greece for a fortnight in early July - I can hear the local mosquitoes preening their suckers as I write.
By: Bryan Jones on June 9, 2016
I love that! Great job on the selfie.
By: The Bug on June 9, 2016
I'm still laughing about your hallucination: being on a rollercoaster with Oprah Winfrey. Now that's frightening.
By: Robyn Engel on June 9, 2016
I don't have too much trouble with bugs, the occasional bee, or (shudder) yellowjacket might buzz me, but I don't tend to be mosquito food. When I was little, I remember a monarch landing on my nose. It tickled, and when it spread its wings, I couldn't see anything. I sneezed, which wasn't appreciated by said bug, as you could imagine... Cat
By: Cat on June 9, 2016
There is a place in Scottsdale called Butterfly Wonderland which holds a screened in atrium with thousands of butterflies flying about. I can attest that if you visit there and wear a colorful Hawaiian shirt, butterflies will light on it and stay long enough to be photographed. Including the blue ones. You can see them in my post of June 26, 2013.
By: Catalyst on June 9, 2016
I still don't know how to do that selfie thing!
By: cranky on June 9, 2016
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