21 September 2010

Sleepy Orange

The Sleepy Orange butterfly (Abaeis nicippe) is a common southern butterfly whose larval foodplant are sennas (one of the reasons I'm planning to add Desert Senna to my garden).  They typically sit with their wings closed,providing a view of a pale yellow coloration.  I was lucky at San Pedro and caught a nice view of its wings open.  Unfortunately, it was a good 20 feet or more away, but the photo is usable none-the-less.

Sleepy Orange Butterfly
Sleepy Orange at San Pedro

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