Butterflies Drinking Sap

I saw these butterflies the other day, drinking sap from a wounded tree.  

This is a question mark butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis.

The photo below is a northern pearlyeye, Enodia anthedon.

Butterflies will often take food other than nectar.  They will drink sap when they can find it, the juices of rotten fruit, and the juices of ..uh…dung.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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