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Butterfly exchanging fluids

While taking photos at Emerts Cove covered bridge in TN, I was lured away by a Pipeline Swallowtail Butterfly. It landed on the bank of the river and began to drink fluid from the moist soil. while simultaneously expelling excess water. I captured this shot, and learned a new fact about butterfly digestion.

TAGS: Butterfly, Tennessee

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Orlando, Florida, United States of America
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© Christopher Melchior.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Pittman Center, Tennessee, United States of America