Monday, 18 September 2017

Speckled Wood feeding on ripe plum

When I took this photo I didn't realise that this Speckled Wood had landed by one of the few over ripe plums left on the tree. This butterfly is rarely seen nectaring on flowers, they feed instead on honeydew, but they appear to be partial to the sweet juice of plums.

2 comments:

leafencounterwp said...

Good to know that the plums aren't going to waste! :-)

MDE Pest Services said...

This is an amazing picture! Thank you for sharing!