Butterfly ~ Marine Blue by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken in Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX10IS

When a flight of marine blues hits stride, they can be so abundant that they over-shadow other types of butterflies. Because males are mostly blue and females mostly brown, they may appear to be two different species, but their zebra-striped undersides of dark and light bluish-gray mark them both as marine blues.

They are most abundant at middle elevations below 6,000 feet. On hot days, males frequent damp spots in canyons, wet areas around swimming pools, and freshly watered gardens. Marine blues are capable of rapid flight, unlike many other blues.


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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    WOW!! Inst. Fave. Love the colours on the butterfly.

  • Thank you so much Ginger! I am so glad you like it enough to add to your faves! I wasn’t sure at first when I uploaded it if it would come out ok. Thank you for the confidence boost!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    Amazing colors!!

  • Thanks you so much my friend. I appreciate the fave too!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 4 years ago

    Never seen this species of butterfly before. Wow, so colorful with wonderful blues.

  • Thank you my darlin! They are fast little guys for sure. I always appreciate your visits!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful butterfly this is Kimberly!
    Stunning colour!

  • Thank you so very much Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Magnificent array of colors! The butterfly itself is only one element in this beautiful composition!

  • I appreciate that my friend! They are lovely for being so small!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaabout 4 years ago

    First class shot and great colours!

  • I thank you for your comments Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • S .
    S .about 4 years ago

    beautiful image kim

  • Thank you so very much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 4 years ago

    beautiful capture! wonderful colors!

  • Thank you darlin for stopping by and showing support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning shot love it

  • Thank you darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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