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The poser

I wandered past the buddleia bush today with camera in hand, and half-raised it to point at a Red Admiral that was flittering past, before deciding it was too far away to make a good photo.  Then I looked down, and this chap landed approximately three inches from the camera lens and began... well.  Posing.  Flexing his proboscis, strutting with his little spiky legs and waving his stalkeyes.   So I photographed him.




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penichops
26th Aug, 2016 23:08 (UTC)
I think were hit on by a butterfly! And who wouldn't want that?

Edited at 2016-08-26 23:08 (UTC)
bunn
27th Aug, 2016 08:40 (UTC)
:-o I think I was! Well, that's a first :-D
timetiger
26th Aug, 2016 23:31 (UTC)
A handsome fellow!

Do butterflies have stalkeyes like snails? I knew they smell with their feet, the oddballs.
bunn
27th Aug, 2016 08:40 (UTC)
Oh, good point. The word 'antenna' had momentarily escaped me, but googling, i see that they would be more correctly called stalknoses.

Silly of me really, since I was quietly smug at how clearly his eye were visible in the last shot :-D
timetiger
27th Aug, 2016 14:14 (UTC)
Stalknoses! You've made my morning.
puddleshark
27th Aug, 2016 07:00 (UTC)
Very handsome!

Red Admirals seem to be taking over... This year's Big Butterfly Count has consisted almost entirely of Red Admirals.
bunn
27th Aug, 2016 08:44 (UTC)
I gave up doing the Big Butterfly Count, it seemed to guarantee that all butterflies would go into deep hiding for the duration, causing me much woe and stress, then they would all come out again afterwards. Yes, I know there is NO logic there...

We too have unusual numbers of Admirals this year, but far fewer peacocks and torties.
finchengaging
27th Aug, 2016 09:05 (UTC)
Wonderful
ladyzi
27th Aug, 2016 11:22 (UTC)
Beautiful!!
sayuri2023
27th Aug, 2016 14:16 (UTC)
Gorgeous !!!!!
lindahoyland
28th Aug, 2016 04:31 (UTC)
So beautiful.
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