This is a Mexican Sunflower with a Redbanded Hairstreak Butterfly sipping it sweet nector from its center. They complyment each other so well don’t you think ?
I love how on these very small butterflies ,It looks like they have two frontends ( the one in front and the one in back ) to throw off the the bad guys ! When I first started taking pictures of these guys I thought I was getting them from the front when in fact I was shooting there backside !lol lol Now in my defence most of these guys are really very small ..about the size of your little pinkie finger nail !! There are some I have seen that are a bit bigger then that though.
This was taken at my house in Odessa Texas , with a Panasonic FZ50
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