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Small palafoxia flowers and different goers thereon

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Ceraunus Blue Butterfly on Small Palafoxia 4990

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Here’s another view of small palafoxia, Palafoxia callosa, and once again it’s a visitor to the flowers that takes pride of place (and focus). I believe it’s a ceraunus blue butterfly, Hemiargus ceraunus. If you click to enlarge you may be able to tell that on the uppermost flower there’s a much tinier insect that’s only about as long as the butterfly’s eye and a lot narrower than that eye. And speaking of the butterfly, don’t you like the aquamarine lines radiating out to the end of its forewing?

This August 22nd photograph, like the last four, is from the right-of-way beneath the power lines to the west of Morado Circle in my Great Hills neighborhood of Austin.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 26, 2013 at 6:17 AM

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