Butterfly sighting

Aug 5 2014

Barbara Federspiel

Location: West Bend, WI
Washington County

I found this Red-spotted Purple butterfly sitting in the sun on our patio door ramp. It stayed there for at least 30 mins., slowly flapping its wings. I was only about 4 feet away from it and zoomed my camera all the way to max. It would start to fly away, but always stayed within a few feet from the last perch.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple