Exploring Nature One Step At A Time

Some Sap Suckers Are Butterflies

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Some butterflies prefer sap and ripe fruit to nectar, these include the Hackberry Emperor and Question Mark.  Hot Springs National Park is suffering from a drought and the once abundant seasonal Wildflowers have not arrived.  The extreme weather conditions have left the sap eaters at an advantage. They do however compete with Ants as you can observe in the video below.  I suspect the Butterflies are feasting from the openings created by the hard working Ants.

Love to ALL!


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One response

  1. Beautiful blog baby and excellent video of the little guy doing its thing. Wish I’d been on this hike (but I’d have crawled up somewhere & fallen asleep). TY for sharing it. Love ur LH Rick x0x0x

    June 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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