Wednesday, May 22, 2019

It's only blue on the outside

This is an adonis blue butterfly. If it's a male, the top side of the wings are bright blue. Since this individual's wings are folded, I can't tell which gender it is. I'm sure experts can, but I can't.

An adonis blue, soaking up the morning sun.

I saw three of these sunning themselves on Tuesday morning. They were all very small. I'm used to seeing them a little bigger. I wonder if these will grow bigger or if they're naturally that small.

3 comments:

  1. Very nice photo- butterflies look like martians to me.

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  2. Butterfly wings are amazing works f art and I love the surprises on opposing sides. To determine the gender, you simply look between the legs.

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