Elusive Butterfly – Ceraunus Blue

These are pretty little butterflies.  Their wingspan seldom gets much over an inch at full extension.  You see them as bright flashes of blue as the males fly around but they flicker out and disappear as soon as they land leaving the more dull underside of their wings on display.


I caught this one at just the right moment to see the full display.  The next shot shows the closed wings and the much less flashy exterior that makes them hard to find at rest.


The females are still blue but a bit less flashy.



About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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1 Response to Elusive Butterfly – Ceraunus Blue

  1. Patricia Betts says:

    stunning, Brian…always enjoy photos

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