Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nature, My Garden and Me: Gray Hairsteak Butterfly Basking In the Butterfly Garden...


Our Butterfly Garden/Wildlife Habitat supports a surprisingly high number of different butterflies--I am just an amateur and usually photograph about 16 
different butterfly types every year here in our garden in the High Desert of SoCal.

The tiny gray hairstreak, the male that is, will bask on a flower, tree or plant to check for likely females. Kind of like standing on the corner watching all the girls go by.

While at rest, the butterfly often moves the hindwings together in a rubbing motion.

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