A little Blue butterfly found itself a place to search for nectar yesterday, in among the petals of Caesalpinia pulcherrima, known locally as Red Bird of Paradise.
Clearly she found something tasty, judging by the curling tongue (last photo)!
Hope you all have a happy week ahead!
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Kris P (Monday, 24 July 2017 13:48)
That very same tiny butterfly has been all over my garden this past week. So far, I've been thwarted at every turn in getting photos of it with its wings open, although you can see the flash of purplish-blue when it's flitting about. I've been trying to figure out what it is. I was wondering if it was the Palos Verdes blue (due to my location) but, if it's visiting you too, that's unlikely.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 03:13)
Kris - There do seem to be a number of different Blues, and I can't say I've figured out which this one is! It certainly didn't keep its wings open either. I believe they open their wings to better collect sunlight, which might explain the behavior... ;-)
Jane Strong (Friday, 28 July 2017 20:46)
See Kris's post for July 28 for more details
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:49)
Jane - Yes, you're definitely right: Marine Blue! :)