Posted on | June 26, 2015 | No Comments
Yesterday we spent the day with family at a reunion held annually in the Wasatch Cache National Forest. A river runs next to the campsite, with a walking path and the occasional bench along its bank.
A favorite reunion activity is floating the river. After watching our kids and other family members float by we remained on one of the benches in the shade of the tree-lined bank.
While we enjoyed a break from the heat of the day, a winged visitor landed on the railing and posed for a picture:
Eventually it spread its wings to reveal a black with white pattern on the dorsal side, but it was hanging upside down at the time. I need to give better instructionS to my models, apparently…
After a bit of research I discovered this butterfly is a variety from the nymphalidae family named Weidermeyer’s Admiral. Common in the Intermountain Region, it appears between June and September in one or two broods.
Photo: 6/25/2015 – Weidemeyer’s Admiral. Click on the image for a larger version.
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