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.

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

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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