Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Not-So-Common Common Buckeye

This butterfly is known as the Common Buckeye. It's a pretty little thing that seemed to like staying on the rocky path rather than on the flowers with the other butterflies. Maybe is was trying for camouflage?

This is not a normal color variation for the Common Buckeye. I was told it's unique to this particular environment and no one seems to know why. Striking, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my goodness! This is not so common at all! Lovely!