Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lorquin’s Admiral

On 17 June 2020, while walking along a dirt road in Kennedy Flats west of Olympia, Erika and I found several Lorquin’s Admirals. These butterflies are fond of mud, where they presumably sip moisture or drink minerals. They also feed on various plants, but also bird droppings and dung. These admirals are common in a wide variety of habitats, even urban settings, from western Canada south through the Rocky Mountain West south to California.

No comments:

Post a Comment