Sunday, November 17, 2013

Common Mestra

This is another butterfly I saw while visiting the Goat Cave Preserve in Austin, Texas. It is a bit like a Sara Orangetip, except it has orange at the bottom of the hindwings instead of the top of the forwings. The host plant is a euphorb. That is another plant with latex, like a milkweed. Maybe this butterfly is toxic, just like the Monarch.

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