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Butterflies

144 A Male Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly feeding on a Red Clover flower up to the farm. I love these ones, they are the only one that I can tell male from female. The female has more blue on it's wings compared to the male's yellow band. 146

72 A couple images of a Bronze Copper Butterfly that I found at the family farm this past spring. I've never seen one of these up there before. it is almost twice the size of the American Copper Butterfly that is all over the place here. Maybe as big as a half dollar coin perhaps. It has similar under the wing markings as the American Copper but, definitely different on the top wing with that rustic bronze coloration. I saw a couple of them here and there for a few weeks and then they just disappeared altogether unfortunately. 73