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11 Odd and Weird Town and City Names in USA

Accident, Why, Eighty-Eight, Ii, Ding Dong, Dinosaur and Hell. If you think the writer is not in senses you are wrong. Actually these are the names of towns and cities around the world which we gathered in our older posts i.e weird town names in America and Weird Town Names in England.

In this post, once again we have compiled a list of 11 odd and weird names of towns and cities in United States.

 

1- Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania

Bird in Hand Pennsylvania

Image credit: Flickr dougtone

2- Pine Apple, Alabama

Pine Apple Alabama

Image credit: Flickr Jimmywayne

3- Needles, California

Needles California

Image credit: Flickr Ken Lund

4- Hot Coffee, Mississippi

Hot Coffee Mississippi

Image credit: Flickr jimmywayne

5- Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

Spread Eagle wisconsin

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6- Lower Peach Tree, Alabama

Lower Peach Tree Alabama

Image credit: Flickr Jimmywayne

7- Rugby, North Dakota

Rugby North Dakota

Image credit: Flickr Jimmywayne

8- White Woman Creek, Kansas

White Woman Creek

Image credit: Flickr Jimmywayne

9- Mona, Iowa

Mona Iowa

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10- Little America, Wyoming

Little America Wyoming

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11- Valentine, Nebraska

Valentine Nebraska

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There are many other cities and towns round the world with weird names but we couldn’t find any image for them. If you know or live in any of the cities or towns with odd names, do share their names and images with us and will put them in another post.

   

Greta Oto, the Glass Winged Butterfly

Glass winged butterfly

Image credit: Flickr drurydrama (Len Radin)

The Greta Oto or the glass-winged butterfly, is a butterfly that has attractive transparent wings with an opaque lining along the edges. It is mainly been found in Mexico and along the panama Islands. One of the surprises it has for people who study the lives of these organisms is that there are some debates about where it lays its eggs. Some have pointed to some grounds around the places where it is found. But evidence has pointed to the fact that it lays its eggs on the leaves of plants. A fully developed adult can easily be seen in the groups when time comes for migration. They have been known to migrate for long distances as compared to other species of butterflies.

When the glass winged butterfly lays eggs, the caterpillar that later develops from the larva is considered to be toxic. For this reason, this caterpillar is not eaten by predators. In fact, even a fully grown butterfly is considered to be toxic

Glass winged butterfly

Image credit: Flickr Rene Mensen

and is not eaten too. This is mainly attributed to its feeding on toxic vegetation by the male butterflies. These males use the chemicals from such plants to develop features that attract females. In fact, this is one feature which has helped in marking its survival amongst a series of possible predators.

The wings of a glass winged butterfly have been estimated to be between 56milimeters to 61 millimeters. The body of this amazing butterfly is also something intriguing enough to capture even the attention of the busiest individual. First, it has those elegant translucent wings with edges ranging in color from brown to red or generally opaque. But the body is completely dark in color. The feature of having colorless wings seems to have been so distinctive that its Spanish name is espijitos which, when translated, in English literally means little mirrors. Perhaps that is why even in many other languages that have attempted to give is unique names have all ended up having something to say about the main feature.