Hey Mike, don’t move!

There’s a butterfly on your hat. A Red-spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax).

This comical butterfly-man union was observed during a photowalk with Michael Powell at Painted Turtle PondOccoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA.

The weather was extremely hot and humid. (Notice the Cumulus congestus clouds building in the background.) Both Mike and I were soaked with sweat as soon as we started our photowalk earlier the same day at another site. The butterfly was feeding upon mineral salts on Mike’s “Duck Dynasty” hat.

Copyright © 2019 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Hey Mike, don’t move!”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Reblogged this on Mike Powell and commented:
    The only other time that I remember a butterfly perching on me was when I was in an indoor enclosed butterfly garden. Thanks to Walter Sanford for capturing this encounter. Be sure to check out his blog for lots of wonderful images of dragonflies and other cool creatures.

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