Day 218~366


Busy day today as we have friends coming over for dinner, lots of housework and food prep going on. Still time to catch some butterflies which have finally turned up on my buddlea. A red admiral and a large White!

Butterflies have shown an amazing range of color preference between the various species, but as a general rule, flowers that are white, pink, purple, red, yellow and orange attract the most butterflies. Blue to green flowers are universally the least favorite flower color. Some evidence indicates that butterflies may learn which color flowers tend to produce their favorite types of nectar, using color as a visual cue when hunting for these plants.

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17 comments

  1. Great butterfly shots indeed, FR. I had one of those plants years ago, and it was always covered in them. maybe they have been waiting for it to warm up in the north-east?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Summer and color – the two go together! I don’t know if you also call the buddliea a butterfly bush, but that is their common name here. Seems appropriate, don’t it?

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  3. I wonder if the reason there are so few green and blue flowers has something to do with the preferences of butterflies.

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  4. They look fantastic and huge… I feel suddenly small. ^_^

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  5. I’m always amazed how you can get such great shots of birds and butterflies. Does this take a lot of time or patience? Do you use a special macro lens? (Not that I know anything about photography, but I’m just curious… πŸ™‚ )

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  6. this is so lovely Fragg. u know we r doing a a thing on IG for the week #aweekofdiptychs, you should join in the fun

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