An Aging Butterfly

I was surprised to run across this coral hairstreak, Satyrium titus, on butterfly milkweed in my prairie.  Actually, I was surprised to find the butterfly milkweed also–I had searched for it earlier in the year but had not found it.  I think I only have one plant of this lovely flower in the prairie.  I would love to have more.


We are rapidly approaching the end of the coral hairstreak flight in Iowa.  To see more we will have to wait for next year.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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