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Red Admiral on Dark Buddleia

The Red Admiral butterflies tend to prefer the darker coloured buddleia in my garden than the roses or lavender. The bumblebees prefer the fuchsias, though and it's a pleasure to see.


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Aug. 4th, 2017 03:20 pm (UTC)
So pretty.
Aug. 4th, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
They are, aren't they? They had left the buddleia alone over the past few years, but the bush has really sprouted this year and i have several trying to help themselves to the pollen :-)
Aug. 5th, 2017 09:05 am (UTC)
Aw! I wonder if the different colours have different flavours for them?
Aug. 5th, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Possibly - I had wondered whether it is part of their biology is to hunt down the plants with the strongest colour and scent. The deep purple buddleia has a strong smell of honey to it.
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