Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lorquin's Admiral

Limenitis lorquini lorquini

Earlier in July, Five Acre Geographic did a write up on Lorquins admiral (lorquins-legacy July 4 post) as well as the butterfly's namesake. A few days later I encountered several dozen Lorquin's Admirals while hiking back to my point of origin along a road through a Douglas fir-western hemlock-western red cedar.

Route where I saw the butterflies

The day was sunny but cool, and outside the protection of the forest very windy. For the most part the butterflies appeared to be sunning themselves on the road surface and gave me a chance to sneak close for a few decent pictures.

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