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Painted Lady

The last bit of nectar shopping for the day. This lovely Painted Lady visited a butterfly bush.

 

Addendum: Upon looking again at the photo above, I was excited to see that the butterfly's face and body look pink because of reflected color from the blossoms! How cool! I also noticed that one antenna appears blue and the other one red.... very strange! But I like it!

 

In the photo below, she stopped eating, and just rested in the last rays of the sun for a while, with her proboscis neatly coiled.

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Taken on September 10, 2012