25 January 2015

Copper butterfly, Taylor's Mistake, Christchurch

The compulsion to photograph these small, beautiful, native butterflies (Lycaena sp.) is irresistible for me. This was one of two flitting around a large white flower on the Taylor's Mistake track near Christchurch, last Tuesday.

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Relatively Retiring said...

What an excellent mistake!

Zhoen said...

Fluttery gold.

pohanginapete said...

RR, most excellent indeed.

Zhoen, they get scruffy after a while, but this was presumably not long out of the chrysalis.