Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Brilliant Blue Butterfly flew by the Buddleja

No photos, unfortunately, but my brother and I were outside looking around a the swirling cloud of Butterflies around the Buddleja bushes, when I spotted a blue flash - an almost iridescent blue colour.
At first I dismissed it as an optical illusion, but then we both saw something.

It warranted investigation.

After a few minutes we saw another.

The Macleay's Swallowtails and the other Butterflies immediately gave chase, and shooed it away. But not before I could ascertain that it was indeed a visiting Blue Triangle Butterfly.

It is going to be really hot tomorrow - perfect weather for Butterflies, so I hope to get a photo or two.


mick said...

Good luck! I'd like to see it too.

Tyto Tony said...

Be lucky, Denis. Pity butterflies don't go much on barbed wire landings (I got distant Zitting Cisticola pix today).