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Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor

Description:

These butterflies are puddling, getting nutrients from the soil.

Habitat:

Creekbed

3 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

interesting fact , Nina!

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 9 years ago

Males tend to do this--the theory is that they are trying to absorb necessary minerals from the soil and the event is called "puddling".

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Wow ! amazing to see so many at one time!

starla100
Spotted by
starla100

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 16, 2011
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

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