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September 13, 2005

13. Eastern Tailed Blue

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This Eastern Tailed Blue was in excellent shape. Often they have nicks out of their wings from attempts from being eaten. The small tails are actually a diversion. They will move them up and down to mimic their antennae so a predator may only nip the back of the wing, rather than a more critical near the head nip!

Posted on September 13, 2005 06:00 AM | Permalink


Every one of your butterfly pictures I see, I think 'oh that is the best!' And then you post another one. I love the droplets of water. It looks like he is getting 'ready and set to go' however does he favour a 'wet track'?

Posted by: Marj at September 14, 2005 9:32 AM

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