Lovely blue butterfly, so hard to catch as they close their wings really fast and have a plain brown underside.. Fast fliers as the flit from flower to flower.Location: Brookside Garden
Insect: Butterfly – The Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
This breathtaking butterfly is thought to be one of the most attractive butterflies in North America. It has blue iridescent wings with vibrant orange spots on the underside of the wings. The Red-spotted Purple mimics the Pipevine Swallowtail but is not a swallowtail at all; it’s in the family with brush-footed butterflies. It enjoys open wooded areas and wooded edges. The butterfly will visit plants for nectar but setting out extra treats such as overly ripened fruit will encourage a longer stay. The males enjoy puddling from time to time and can be a little territorial.
Canon 5D 28-105z
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