A Different Kind of Butterfly

Worn to a frazzle, but still flying...

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This is a butterfly called the harvester, Feniseca tarquinius. As adults these butterflies do not visit flowers for nectar. Instead, they feed on the honeydew produced by aphids, sap, dung, and the water from mud. The caterpillar is carnivorous and feeds on aphids and develops very rapidly. Pretty cool critter.

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