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Euphydryas phaeton

Description:

feeds exclusively on turtlehead which is disappearing throughout much of its range due to invasive plants.

Habitat:

Wetlands and marshes.

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7 Comments

TomElliott
TomElliott 8 years ago

Thanks all! Glad you enjoy!

great spotting Tom,amazing collection of one of the most beautiful nature creations ,the butterflys :-) super spotting page,congrats and thanks very much for sharing those beautys with us

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Beautiful shots - welcome to Project Noah!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 8 years ago

I've always wanted to see one! Lovely -

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Stunning beauty!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

I grow Turtlehead just to get this butterfly to come to my yard but so far no luck. Nice images !

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

so pretty...nice pattern

TomElliott
Spotted by
TomElliott

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Dec 25, 2012

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