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A buckeye butterfly on kalanchoe flowers

We have a wildlife friendly suburban garden and have incorporated many plants that attract butterflies. This is a photo of a buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) on Kalanchoe flowers by our San Francisco Bay area patio. The eyespots on its wings are believed to confuse and distract predators.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Melanie Barnett.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
Total Views: 57
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 23, 2018, 3:39 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: E4500
Focal Length: 16.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/221
Aperture: f7.9
ISO: ISO100
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