The Chase

Summer azures have multiple, overlapping broods in Iowa, according to The Butterflies of Iowa by Schlicht, Downey, and Nekola.  These seem a little worn and battered.



In the world of tiny butterflies these are no spring chickens.  In fact, they are a little long in the tooth…or maybe long in the proboscis.  But that does not stop them from chasing each other around.


A third individual joined the chase briefly but I was not fast enough to get a good photo.

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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