The Tawny Emperor Butterfly

Dispatches From Somewhere #11:
The Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton) Butterfly may be beautiful, but their food sure isn’t. Finding an adult on a flower isn’t likely. Instead, you’ll find them on dead animals, poop, mud, and sap, slurping up broths of minerally goodness.

Want to learn more about this dirty secret? Check out this old blog post

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