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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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siglinde99
Aug. 4th, 2017 03:20 pm (UTC)
So pretty.
calico_pye
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 :-)
silverwhistle
Aug. 5th, 2017 09:05 am (UTC)
Aw! I wonder if the different colours have different flavours for them?
calico_pye
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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