Butterfly ~ Southern Dogface II  by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Marana, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX10IS

No butterfly could be more aptly named. A glimpse at the poodle-head pattern on its front wing is sure to bring a chuckle to anyone. The pattern is visible only if the insect is backlit, since it virtually never perches with parted wings.

Females lack a crispness in the dogface pattern but have characteristically falsate (sickle-shaped) for wings.

Southern dogfaces are strong fliers and frequently gather with other sulfurs at puddle parties to gather with and trace minerals used in the production of pheromones. It is easy to approach adults as they are nectaring at a variety of flowers, such as rabbitbrush and salvia.

Host Plant False indigo and other legumes
Flight Mostly warm weather, but occasionally through the winter.

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  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/the-collectors-...
    Another beauty!

  • I appreciate that Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks again Ray!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot

  • I thank you again my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 4 years ago

    Great shot! So nice of him to light on a complementary color…I love it when they o that. Beautiful image, Kimberly!

  • Very cooperative indeed! Thank you again for your support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition & colors! Such a lovely, contrasty image.

  • I appreciate that my friend…… I have trying to focus more on that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Nicely captured!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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