Butterfly sighting

Aug 4 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: My yard, City of Fond duLac
Fond du Lac County

I watched something today that I've never noticed before. I was photographing the Hairsteak and I noticed that every time he landed on a flower he landed backwards . I didn't get it for a while but then it dawned on me. He was doing a security check on the flower before he ate. This guy would land, wiggle his tail (that looks like it has eyes and antenna), and if no one attacked he would turn around and enjoy a bit of nectar.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record