All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Hackberry Butterfly</strong> <br><em>Asterocampa celtis</em> / Brushfooted butterfly family<br>July 30, 2007
Hackberry Butterfly
Asterocampa celtis / Brushfooted butterfly family
July 30, 2007
This butterfly became a close companion to my friend Diana's daughter, Sara, while we hiked at Ijams. Actually "friendship" had nothing to do with it, the butterfly was attracted to her cocoa-scented sunscreen! Butterflies often land on people to drink their sweat in order to get salt and minerals they need.

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