Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Checker White butterfly

This little Checkered White (Pontia protodice), usually found away from urban areas, was flitting about the San Gabriel River in the North Fork. There is a wonderful ephemeral pool where I have found a nice population of California Tree frogs (post September 3) and this one butterfly was very busy. I took this picture just as it was landing. You can see it was unwinding its proboscis in anticipation of the nectar in the flower.

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