Tuesday, July 17, 2012

White Admiral

This is a beautiful butterfly isn't it? Thank goodness it moved to this location, I wouldn't have wanted to show you how it was perched in all its loveliness on my trash can.

Yes, it's called a White Admiral, but also called a Red-Spotted Purple, which doesn't make much more sense. The forewings are a little bronze, quite a good color combination!

Apparently in some areas, northern areas, it shows up with a totally different color pattern, but the same species, growing up further south, will look like this blue beauty.

Nature is full of little tricks, ennit?

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