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Video - Bordererd Patch butterfly M7919 Dead Horse Ranch SP, Cottonwood, Arizona

Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia).

Verde River, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA.

September 6, 2013.


This appears to be a freshly emerged butterfly. When the sun went behind some clouds it say motionless until the sun came out again. This clip shows the butterfly respond to the sunshine's return. :-)


Moments later, it flew away to enjoy the Arizona sun.


Photographs, Text and Videos © Jay Cossey, (PFN).

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Taken on September 6, 2013