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2015—Four-Legged Butterfly?

A couple of Gulf Fritillaries flit about my yard every day. I happened to catch this one as it landed on the butterfly bush to feed. They have very short front legs that aren’t even noticeable so they look like 4-legged insects. What appears to be a fifth “leg” is really the fritillary’s proboscis through which it drinks nectar from flowers. I didn’t get the eye in focus; these butterflies don’t stay put for long so I was having trouble keeping him in the viewfinder let alone in focus.

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One response

  1. Melinda

    Lovely! Cool how it contrasts with dark background.

    June 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

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