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"Dandy" Eastern Tailed-Blue Moth Picture

"Dandy" Eastern Tailed-Blue Moth Picture

"Dandy" Eastern Tailed-Blue Moth Picture
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Getting this Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly picture was a huge challenge for such a small and delicate beauty. My patience was definitely tested. Every time I got close enough she would take off to the next dandelion. They only open their incredibly colorful wings once they are relaxed. It probably took me about 60 minutes to finally get the photo (and a sore back from bending over and over and over...!) They are only the size of your thumbnail! Another interesting fact: they are cared for by ants while they are in their cocoon state. Apparently their odor smells similar to the ants. So they bring it food and look after it until it can fly into the wild. Just another amazing fact of nature. Limited Edition 580