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Friday, June 1, 2018

Magical mosaic

Here's a mystery close-up photo to start your day:

And another (from the same animal):

Did you guess a close-up of a butterfly wing?

That's correct!  

Now, which species of butterfly? 

Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon), photographed near Salt Point on 1 June 2018.

Here's one more close-up, showing more of those amazing scales around the eye, near the legs, and at the base of the wings:

Happy June!

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