This Daily Bucket continues with the recent retrospectives (hat tip to funningforrest) as we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, with a focus on butterflies.
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I’ll start with two common butterflies that look similar. This New Jersey Audubon article explains how the Viceroy mimics the Monarch to increase its chances of survival.
I’m a fan of punctuation, so next up are the Question Mark and Commas. I was fortunate to get ventral (underside with wings folded) views, showing the distinguishing marks.
Now it’s your turn. What ethereal beauties flitted your way this summer?