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red spotted purple 1

IN addition to the sunset photos this weekend, I really wanted to cross off the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly. I saw several last weekend at Meramec SP camping but I didnt have the chance to photograph them. This weekend I found many early in the afternoon, but by the time I had time to shoot it was getting late and the sunlight was fading. Luckily, there was one individual in good shape that was flying around feeding still. unlike most butterflies, these like to get their food from rocks, damp areas or scat.

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Taken on September 14, 2019